Single-Car Accident Kills One Georgia Teen, Injures Three Others
CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA. – A single-car crash in Cherokee County, Georgia, killed one teenager and injured three others, according to an online news report from wsbradio.com.*
The crash occurred on Old Orange Mill Road in Cherokee County. It is not clear how the crash happened, but authorities believe the driver of a car lost control on a curve in the road and traveled down an embankment, then struck a tree. No other vehicles were involved. A 17-year-old male who was riding in the front passenger’s seat of the car died in the crash.
His name has now been released by local media but withheld from this story for privacy reasons. The principal of Creekview High School, Dr. Mark Merges, has confirmed the teen was a senior at the school and said he was an energetic athlete who was always willing to help his classmates.
The driver of the same vehicle, another 17 year old, and a passenger in the back seat, also 17 years old, were seriously injured in the crash and transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. They have not been identified, and their current conditions are not known. A second passenger in the back seat of the same vehicle, a 15 year old who has also not been identified, sustained minor injuries and was also transported to the hospital.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office believes speed might have been a factor in the accident, but this information has not been confirmed. Deputies noted the crash occurred during school hours and less than a mile from Creekview High. The Sheriff’s Office is mapping the scene and continuing its investigation. No additional information has been reported at this time.
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