Dawson County student dies in "car surfing" accident

8:00 PM, Jun 11, 2013   |    comments
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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. -- Anna Hawkins of Dawsonville died Monday evening from a "car surfing" accident. 

Around 9:45, Hawkins was riding on the roof of a 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara as it traveled south on Couch Road. According to Georgia State Patrol, the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed when the driver came to a right curve and negotiated the turn.

The vehicle struck an embankment and continued across the roadway. Hawkins fell from the vehicle. 

Deputy Coroner Lanier Swafford that 16-year-old Hawkins passed away while she was being transported to Northside Hospital - Forsyth. 

Charges are pending at this time, reported GSP. 

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