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2 children killed in Sunday wreck that injured 3 other people
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A Georgia State Patrol trooper marks parts of Candler Road Sunday afternoon at the scene of a fatal one-car wreck. The vehicle left the road and traveled down a steep embankment near the Gainesville Quarry. A 4-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy died in the wreck, state patrol said.

Two young children were killed in a southeast Hall County wreck that sent the driver and two other passengers to the hospital on Sunday afternoon.

A 4-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy died in the one-vehicle wreck at about 1:50 p.m. on Candler Road/Ga. 60 near Ga. 211, according to Georgia State Patrol.

The driver, Sabrina McConnell, 25, of Hall County, was in the intensive care unit as of Monday morning. She and passenger John Wayne Gibbs III, 25, of Walton County, are the parents of the 1-year-old, according to state patrol.

The 4-year-old was the niece of another passenger, Ashley Rose, 21.

Authorities said McConnell was driving east on Ga. 60 negotiating a left curve when her car went off the road, she overcorrected twice, her vehicle struck a tree with the driver’s side door area, went down an embankment and came to rest overturned on the driver’s side.

Gibbs, Rose and McConnell were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with injuries, state patrol said.

Gibbs has been discharged from the hospital. No information was available Monday morning about Rose.

State patrol Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Coleman said the 1-year-old was properly restrained. But Sgt. A.J. Allen said the 4-year-old was sharing a seat belt with an adult in the backseat and not in a child seat of any kind.

No charges were filed as of late Sunday night. Allen said Monday the investigation should be complete within three days.

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