Woman dies in accident south of Cross City

Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 5:53 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 5:53 p.m.

A Dixie County woman was killed late Friday afternoon when she lost control of her car and hit a tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Dead is Dawn Renee Gardner, 49, of Horseshoe Beach, FHP reported in a press release.

The accident occurred about 5:17 p.m. on County Road 351 about 13 miles south of Cross City. Gardner was driving a 2010 Dodge four-door south on CR 351 when she lost control and drove onto the east shoulder.

FHP reported that the car began to overturn and hit a tree. Gardner was ejected from the car and died at the scene, FHP reported.

Gardner was not wearing a seatbelt, FHP said.

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