DAWSON COUNTY - Georgia State Patrol have released information about the wreck that claimed the life of Dawson County High School senior and 2017 Homecoming Queen Grace Elizabeth Sheer, 18, of Dawsonville, on Monday morning.
According to GSP Spokeswoman Robin Stone, Sheer was driving a 2002 Honda CRV west on Hwy. 53 near Buddy Burt Road in the right lane of travel shorty before 8 a.m. At the same time, a 2017 Peterbuilt Tractor Trailer, driven by Edwin Thomas Kincannon Jr., was traveling east on Hwy. 53.
Stone said that Sheer failed to negotiate the curve in the road, and over-corrected to the left and lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle then began to rotate counterclockwise and crossed the center line. Sheer's vehicle entered the eastbound lane of Hwy. 53 and was struck in the passenger side of the vehicle by the front of the tractor trailer.
Sheer's Honda traveled off the south shoulder and struck an embankment with the rear of the vehicle, and came to an uncontrolled final rest facing east on the south shoulder of Hwy. 53, Stone said. The tractor trailer came to a final rest with the front of the vehicle in the left, westbound lane of Hwy. 53, while the trailer came to a rest in the eastbound lane.
Sheer received fatal injuries.
Kincannon, 42, of Cartersville, was not injured in the crash, Stone said.
Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.
The roadway was closed for several hours.