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Dawson County student killed in north Hall wreck

A 13-year-old girl was killed in a head-on crash with a Hall County school bus Wednesday morning in North Hall County.

Summer Faith Anderson, a seventh-grader at Dawson County Middle School, was killed in the crash on Thompson Bridge Road north of Murrayville, according to Dawson County Schools Superintendent Damon Gibbs.

A Kilough Elementary School fifth-grader in the same car was seriously injured and is being transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The wreck involved a Hall County school bus carrying 19 Mount Vernon Elementary School students and the bus driver, who were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for precautionary examinations, Hall County Schools spokesman Gordon Higgins said. Higgins said there were no reports of serious injuries to Hall students.

The wreck happened at about 8 a.m. May 16 in the 6000 block of Thompson Bridge Road, according to the Hall County Fire Services. Higgins said Bus No. 2105 and the other vehicle collided head-on.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating and has not provided any information at this time.

“It was an extremely traumatic situation for everybody involved,” Superintendent Will Schofield said. “I was up there with all (the students) and we’ve got some shaken-up kids.”

He also confirmed the students are otherwise OK and parents are picking them up at the hospital.

Parents were informed via the school district's messaging system, Higgins said.

Gibbs informed parents and staff about the death in an email and wrote “members of our Crisis Response Team are available to meet with students individually and in groups today as well as over the coming days and weeks.” 

Dawson County News reporter Jessica Brown and Times reporter Jeff Gill contributed to this report.