A high school homecoming queen was killed early Monday in Dawson County in a crash with a tractor-trailer just a mile from her school.
The accident on Ga. 53 and Buddy Burt Road killed Grace Elizabeth Sheer, 18, of Dawsonville, the Georgia State Patrol said. Sheer was a senior at Dawson County High School.
According to the GSP, Sheer was driving west on the highway in a 2002 Honda CRV and the tractor-trailer was heading east.
As Sheer approached a curve near Buddy Burt Road, she “failed to negotiate the curve,” overcorrected and lost control of the SUV, authorities said.
The Honda veered into eastbound lanes and was hit by the tractor-trailer, according to the GSP. The impact of the crash sent the SUV down an embankment, authorities said.
Truck driver Edwin Kincannon, 42, of Cartersville, was not injured in the wreck.
Both were wearing their seat belts, according to the GSP.