Teenager Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Laurens County, Georgia
LAURENS COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from Macon.com, a teenager was killed in a Laurens County, Georgia, vehicle crash. Four children, including the teen who died, were ejected from a vehicle during the wreck.*
At approximately 7 p.m. on November 25, a 2005 Lincoln Aviator traveling west on Holiday Road in Laurens County failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Scotland Road. The Lincoln crossed into the path of a 2015 Ford F-150 traveling southbound on Scotland Road. The Ford struck the Lincoln on the passenger’s side, according to Georgia State Patrol.
Four people from Florida were in the Ford at the time, and they suffered minor injuries. It is not clear whether they were transported anywhere for treatment. A family from Hazlehurst, Georgia, was in the Lincoln, and four children were ejected from the vehicle. Georgia State Patrol said one of the children, a 15-year-old girl, died at the scene. Her name has been released but withheld from this story for privacy reasons.
The other three children were injured and transported to the Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia. Troopers said they were not sure where the children were riding, but they were all somewhere in the back of the Lincoln. Georgia State Patrol is still investigating and has not yet released additional information.
Laurens County sees a sizeable number of vehicle accidents each year, according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, many of which result in fatalities. In the five-year period from 2012 to 2016, more than 7,122 accidents occurred in the county. Of those, almost 2,000 resulted in some form of injuries to the people involved, and nearly 60 resulted in deaths. Many fatality accidents in Laurens County involve excessive speeding or consumption of alcohol.
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