A 14-year-old from McDonough died after Henry County police said she was ejected from an SUV that was headed to a Fourth of July family gathering.
Victoria Goldware was pronounced dead at the scene when police said the gold Ford Expedition she was riding in lost control and struck the center guardrail and began to spin back into traffic where it struck another vehicle. No one in the other vehicle was injured.
Of the seven passengers in the SUV, five were ejected from the vehicle during the accident.
A 4-year-old girl and 2-moth-old twins, a girl and boy, were ejected. The 4-year-old has multiple fractures. The twins suffered severe head injuries. All were taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
A 16-year-old girl that was ejected is being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital with serious injuries and a 30-year-old woman was ejected and is being treated at Atlanta Medial with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver, a 19-year-old woman, was not injured in the accident.
Police said speed and weather are believed to be a factor, however the accident is still under investigation.
The driver's identity is not being released at this time. Charges are pending.
Henry County police spokesman Sgt. Joey Smith said the victims were not properly restrained.
While the accident happened at 11:30 a.m., weather made it difficult for investigators to look into what happened at the scene. All lanes of traffic were reopened by 5 p.m. Thursday.
If you have information about the accident, call Henry County Police at 770-288-8200.
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