N. Georgia woman dies in wreck

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 11:38 AM
Last updated 12:50 PM
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CANTON, Ga. — An 18-year-old woman died in a one-car wreck in Cherokee County, and police believe speed may have been a factor.

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.

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crackerjack 01/02/10 - 12:50 pm
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Well what do you know, the

Well what do you know, the one wearing the seat belt is still alive. Teens read it and weep. Not wearing one is not cool, but your body will be in the morgue.

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happychimer 01/02/10 - 12:56 pm
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yep

yep

KSL
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KSL 01/02/10 - 04:19 pm
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I don't understand why people

I don't understand why people don't wear seat belts. I can't stand that beeping noise if you aren't buckled up. Although, I do have a friend who was in a wreck when we were in high school who is alive because she was ejected from a car she was riding in. Seat belt wearing was optional then and she did not have one on. She wound up having minor injuries. Deputies say she would have been dead had she been wearing the seat belt. Go figure. Speed was not involved.

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FriendoftheDeparted 01/03/10 - 06:40 pm
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She was a person not a point.

She was a person not a point. Her family her friends will read this. This is a place to say how much see mattered when she was alive. As painfull as this is it does not come close to the joy she brought me before. I love you Clara.

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