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Girl, 16, dies while 'car surfing' on vehicle hood

Car Crash
Posted at 5:56 AM, Jun 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-12 02:05:19-04

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Dawson County teenager has been killed while riding on the hood of a moving vehicle in a stunt known as "car surfing."

Law officers say 16-year-old Anna Hawkins was killed shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, when the driver of the car lost control on a curve on Couch Road. She died when being taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

Georgia State Patrol Post spokeswoman Robin Stone said the 16-year-old driver, whose name wasn't released, was traveling at an excessive rate of speed.

The Times of Gainesville reports that Hawkins was a rising junior at Dawson County High School. She played on the girls' varsity soccer team her freshman and sophomore years.