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Teen injured in single-car crash

DULUTH - Investigators say speed may have caused an 18-year-old Buford girl to wreck her Jeep on Sunday morning.

Kathryn Lynn Hamilton was thrown from her 1989 Jeep Wrangler when the vehicle overturned about 9:46 a.m. on Pleasant Hill Road near Breckinridge Boulevard, said Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney.

While changing lanes, Moloney said, Hamilton turned a curve, lost control and her Jeep flipped. Moloney said the teen suffered serious injures and was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center where she is expected to survive.

As of press time Monday Hamilton was in good condition, said Gwinnett Medical Center spokesman Kyle Brogdon.

Moloney said Hamilton was not wearing her seat belt when she crashed. Investigators have no reason to believe Hamilton was drinking, Moloney added, but driving too fast may have led to the accident.

On May 5, 17-year-old Daniel Peek, Brookwood High School's starting quarterback, was in a single-car accident and was thrown from his Jeep Cherokee. Peek later died from his injuries.