A 16-year-old girl involved in a multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday in Gainesville has died, a family member said.
Alicia Mote, who was riding in a Ford Escort with her parents Tuesday when the car was struck by a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck, died Tuesday night of injuries sustained in the wreck, her aunt, Gretchen Mote said today.
Alicia Mote’s father, 39-year-old Gainesville resident James Daniel Mote, remains in an intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital, Gretchen Mote said.
Jennifer Dawn Mote, 35, James Mote’s wife and Alicia Mote’s mother, also was riding in the car.
The family was involved in a four-vehicle wreck that injured several and began when the driver of the Ford F-150 crossed the center line of Browns Bridge Road, striking the Mote’s vehicle.
The preliminary investigation shows that Jason Greer, 33, of Gainesville was traveling west on Browns Bridge when his truck crossed the centerline and struck the Ford Escort driven by James Mote, said Lt. Brian Kelly, Gainesville police spokesman.
Mote was traveling east on Browns Bridge at the time, Kelly said. After the initial collision, the Ford truck rolled over, striking a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Elaine Daughters, 48, of Cumming, Kelly said.
Daughters’ mother, Ellen Schwaemmle, 77, of Dawsonville, was a passenger in the van. The truck continued rolling, striking a utility pole and coming to a stop off the road.
Before striking the utility pole, debris from the truck struck a 2001 Nissan Maxima driven by Jordan Buchannan, 18, of Gainesville, Kelly said.
Daughters and Buchannan were traveling east, behind Mote’s car, at the time of the accident.
All seven of the wreck victims were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment; at the time, police said 16-year-old Alicia Mote was the most seriously injured.
The wreck took place at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday at Montgomery Drive, and the roadway was shut down for about two hours while authorities conducted their investigation and treated the injured. It was not known Tuesday why Greer’s truck crossed the centerline and no charges have been filed, Kelly said.
"From my understanding, it was a pretty widespread accident scene, so it’s going to take some time for the traffic unit to complete its investigation," Kelly said Wednesday.
Staff writer Jeff Gill contributed to this report.