A single-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon near Jefferson seriously injured a Banks County High School senior.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, Courtney Alicia Phagan, 18, Maysville, was injured in the wreck that happened at 2:43 p.m. Aug. 18 on Georgia Highway 11 (U.S. Highway 129) 0.5 miles north of W.J. Dills Road near Jefferson. W.J. Dills Road is located between Interstate 85 and U.S. 129 Business.
Phagan, driving a 2002 Ford Explorer SUV, was traveling south in the left lane on Hwy. 11 when her vehicle left the roadway going off the left shoulder, and Phagan overcorrected.
The vehicle began to turn clockwise and overturn. The SUV came to rest upright in the median of the four-lane, divided highway.
Phagan was ejected from the vehicle as it overturned.
“Witnesses said they saw Vehicle 1 (Phagan’s SUV) run off the roadway and overturn after entering the median,” a GSP spokesperson said.
Phagan, who was transported by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, suffered severe head injuries.