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10 people injured, including two children flown by medical helicopter, in White County wreck
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Update, Feb. 25: A Gofundme has been set up for Ava Loggins, with $3,318 raised as of Tuesday, Feb. 25, to cover medical and other expenses. This is the latest story.


Previous story: Ten people, including six children, were injured — two seriously — in a three-vehicle wreck at 12:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in White County.

The three vehicles were traveling north on Ga. 11 at Joe Turner Road when Gary Olsen, 53, of Cleveland, had stopped to turn left, according to an email Sunday, Feb. 23, from Georgia State Patrol.

The driver of a third vehicle, Heather Morgan, 30, of Clermont, “was following too closely” and ended up hitting a vehicle driven by Samantha Loggins, 32, of Sautee-Nacoochee, in the rear, GSP said.

Loggins’ vehicle then struck Olsen’s vehicle in the rear, according to GSP.

Two children — 14-year-old Owen Morgan from Morgan’s vehicle and 2-year-old Ava Loggins from Loggins’ vehicle — were flown from the scene by medical helicopter to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.

Heather Morgan, Samantha Loggins and three other children in Morgan’s vehicle —4-year-old Paysley Morgan, 8-year-old Jasper Morgan and 13-year-old Zaylei Morgan —and one other child in Loggins’ vehicle — 6-year-old Eli Murphy —were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, the GSP said.

Conditions of all those injured weren't immediately available.

Olsen and a passenger, Tamera Olsen, 55, of Cleveland, suffered minor injuries but were not transported.

Charges are pending, the GSP said.

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