• Child dies, 6 others injured in Hall County crash


    HALL COUNTY, Ga. - A crash claimed the life of a 6-year-old and left six other people injured Tuesday night. 
    The crash happened on Poplar Springs Road at Sloan Mill and involved three vehicles.
    Two of the injured children, ages 8 and 5, were transferred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

    The others were being treated at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.


    Georgia State Patrol officials said Geovanna Juarez, 33, of Gainesville, was driving a Mazda with four children inside including a teenager. A Chevy van driven by James Cripps, 41, T-boned the Mazda. Investigators say it is unclear if Juarez fully stopped at the intersection.

    The Mazda spun and flew off the shoulder. State Patrol says the van crossed the center line and crashed head-on into an oncoming Hyundai driven by Ashley Sosebee, 26.

    The road was shut down for hours and has since been reopened. 

    The uncle of the children involved in the crash said a 16-year-old girl has a severe concussion, an 8-year-old girl is in critical condition with a broken pelvic bone and a 5-year-old girl has severe brain trauma. He said Juarez has a broken back and ribs. 

    Troopers are still investigating the crash and have not announced any charges. 

    The Juarez family has set up a Go Fund Me page to help pay for medical costs.

    Stay with WSBTV.com and watch Channel 2 Action News for updates.

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