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April 9, 2013

Coahulla Creek student recovering

A 15-year-old girl who sustained several injuries in a three-car crash on Dawnville Road Friday afternoon is doing better and was expected to be moved to a regular room at Erlanger Medical Center by Monday evening, a family friend said.

Hannah Locke, a student at Coahulla Creek High School, was one of six people injured in the wreck near Pleasant Grove Road, but she was the only one flown by LifeForce helicopter to Erlanger Medical Center. She was being treated in intensive care for a spinal injury, bruised ribs and a fractured back.

Also injured in the wreck were Mandy Locke, 43, Hannah’s mother and the principal at Dug Gap Elementary School; Mandy Locke’s mother, Barbara Rose, 61; Josue Dominguez, 15, of Dalton; Robyn Baggett, 47; and Tonya Renae Hardson, 38, of Rocky Face; officials said. Hardson was charged with failure to maintain lane. A Georgia State Patrol spokesman said she crossed the centerline, hitting one vehicle head-on and causing it to spin into another vehicle.

All other passengers were taken to Hamilton Medical Center with injuries. Family friend Marty Greene said Mandy Locke is expected to be released today. Medical staff have started rehabilitation on Hannah’s upper body, he said.

“They have restricted visitors to just family for the next few days,” he said.

Chick-fil-A on West Walnut Avenue today will donate a portion of its proceeds to the Lockes for customers who tell their cashier between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. they are eating in honor of Hannah Locke, Greene said.

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