9-year-old's obituary brings tears after fatal crash - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

9-year-old's obituary brings tears after fatal crash

Georgia Overton (Source: Family) Georgia Overton (Source: Family)

Georgia Overton was killed in a vehicle crash after her mother Susan drove the wrong way down I-55.

Overton's vehicle crashed into a UPS truck. Susan Overton was thrown from the vehicle. The UPS driver tried to get Georgia out of the car, but he could not get to her.
Georgia's obituary describes a happy, vibrant young girl whose life was taken too soon.

Written by her older brother, the obituary brought tears to many. Georgia is described as someone who was always on the move, had an insatiable need for learning and loved fashion.

The obituary reads:

"For Georgia, life was literally a dance and you saw it in her every step"

"For someone that young to write something like that, it just makes it even sadder," said Hernando resident Ray Taylor.

"It just kind of made my heart sink into my stomach. It was just a feeling," said Hernando resident Nell Cantrell.

It is still unclear why Susan Overton was driving the wrong direction. Desoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco said she was driving that way for a very long distance. Overton was spotted in Senatobia headed towards Hernando driving the wrong way. That's about a 15 mile distance.

Overton did have a DUI history. In April 2010, she was arrested in Shelby County for DUI and refusal to take a blood alcohol content test. In March of this year, she was arrested in Craighead county for DUI first offense followed by an arrest for DUI second offense and impeding traffic.

Overton's first hearing in Arkansas to decide if her license would be suspended was set for September 14, three weeks after the fiery crash.

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