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East Hall 16-year-old killed in Gillsville wreck
GSP: Driver lost control on wet road
Brittany Miller
Brittany Miller

A 16-year-old Alto girl died in a crash Wednesday morning after losing control of her vehicle on a wet Gillsville road and colliding with a truck, according to Georgia State Patrol.

Brittany Miller died at the scene of the crash on Bryant Quarter Road.

Miller was attempting to negotiate a curve while driving southbound in a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix on Bryant Quarter Road.

“The driver lost control of the vehicle on the wet roadway,” GSP Sgt. Anthony Coleman said.

The vehicle rotated and ventured into the northbound lane, striking a 2010 GMC Canyon truck on its passenger side, GSP said.

The truck’s driver, Patricia Jarrett, 66, was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens for evaluation along with a minor child, Coleman said. Neither Jarrett nor the child suffered any serious injuries.

Miller was a student at East Hall High School, Coleman said.

“Students who wanted to express their grief over the passing of their friend have been encouraged by the school administration to come to the counseling center,” Hall County Schools spokesman Gordon Higgins wrote in a news release.

Additional counselors and social workers are helping in this effort, Higgins said.

Miller’s friend Skylar Bennett described Miller as a “very outspoken and funny person” who would always be there for people.

Speed was considered to be a contributing factor, Coleman said.