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NEWS NEARBY: UGA Grad Missing; Woman Hit By Own Car, Dies

Check out these Patch headlines from communities not far from Johns Creek.

Woman Struck by Own Vehicle Dies – Canton-Sixes Patch

Mary Cantrell, the 69-year-old woman who was flown to Grady Hospital in Atlanta after she was struck by her own vehicle on Wednesday, has died.

"The victim was taken off life support and was pronounced as dead at 3 p.m.," Det. Candy Worthy of the  said in an email this afternoon. "Her injuries were consistent with generalized massive trauma to the head and body. Our prayers are with her family."

At about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, Cantrell's Jeep Liberty "had some issue with the emergency brake," Worthy said in an earlier email to Canton-Sixes Patch. For more on this story, visit Canton-Sixes Patch.

 

– Oconee Patch

Ivy Merck, 24, has been reported as missing by the Camden County Sheriff's Office. Merck is a UGA graduate and is originally from Camden County.

Merck lives and works in the Athens-Clarke County area but is believed to have been in Camden County recently. .

 

– Peachtree Corners Patch

A small sinkhole has developed on Engineering Drive Thursday causing the Georgia Department of Transportation to close a portion of the road.

"Engineering Drive from Spalding Drive to SR 141 is closed for drainage repairs," said a GDOT spokesperson. "The detour route will be Spalding Drive to SR 141 to Engineering Drive and the reverse."

According to GDOT, it will be two weeks before the road is reopened to traffic. .

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