Local girl dies while car-surfing

Police: Teen dies while ‘car surfing’

A 16-year-old Dawsonville girl was killed “car surfing” Monday evening, authorities said.

Anna Gabrielle Hawkins was riding on the roof of a speeding car and thrown from the vehicle when it went into a curve, Georgia Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Franka Young said.

“The driver was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control, struck an embankment and traveled across the roadway,” Young said.

Georgia State Troopers are investigating the incident, and their findings will determine whether charges will be filed against the driver, authorities said.

It is unclear how fast the driver was going at the time of the accident.

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