Lt. Jay Baker of the sheriff's department said that Clara Norton was thrown from the car she was driving when it left a road near Canton just before 6 p.m. Friday. Baker says the car ended up in a creek.
Norton and passenger Jacob Arowood, 18, were both taken to Northside Cherokee Hospital. Norton later died there, and Arowood was treated for minor injuries.
Baker says Norton wasn't wearing a seat belt but Arowood was.