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Lula woman thrown from car, dies in Dawson crash. Driver faces DUI, other charges

A 20-year-old woman from Lula died Wednesday, Sept. 18, after being ejected in a single-vehicle crash overnight on a Dawson County road.

Alyssa Boger was airlifted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville after the crash but died at the hospital, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

State troopers responding to the crash just after midnight Sept. 18 on Grant Ford Drive found a green 2006 Mazda 6 overturned on the south shoulder of the road. 

According to a press release from Georgia State Patrol Post Commander Curtis Bradshaw, the car "was being driven by a 21-year-old female, Zoe Starr Sowell of Dawsonville, Ga. Ms. Sowell was traveling east on Grant Ford Drive attempting to negotiate a curve at a high rate of speed. Ms. Sowell lost control, traveling off the south shoulder. The vehicle struck several trees and overturned."

According to the release, there were four passengers in the back seat of the sedan, none of whom were wearing a seat belt. Two of those passengers, Stephen Caldwell, 21, of Dawsonville, and Boger were ejected from the car. Caldwell was also airlifted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.

The other two passengers, Robert Petty, 25, of Dawsonville, and Kaitlyn Head, 19, of Alto, were taken to Northeast Georgia by ambulance with minor injuries.

Sowell faces a long list of charges, including reckless driving, driving too fast for conditions, DUI and vehicular homicide. Sowell was transported to the Dawson County Detention Center.

Joshua Demarest, Dawson County News

This article has been updated to correct the name of the woman who was killed. 

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