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Investigation Continues of Cherokee County, GA, Crash that Killed 17-Year-Old Student

December 19, 2018

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA. – Investigation continues in the case of a vehicle crash in Cherokee County, Georgia, that killed a 17-year-old high school student, according to an online news story from*

The crash occurred on Old Orange Mill Road in Cherokee County. It is not clear how the crash happened or whether more than one vehicle was involved. Officials say a 17-year-old male who was riding in the front passenger’s seat of a vehicle 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 both seriously injured in the crash and transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. A second passenger in the back seat of the same vehicle, a 15 year old, sustained minor injuries and was also transported to the hospital. The three injured teens have now been identified by officials, but their names are also withheld from this story for privacy. 

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says the car the teens were traveling in somehow left the roadway and struck a tree. Deputies said a small fire broke out after the crash. Officials believe speed might have been a factor in the accident, but this information has not been confirmed. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is also looking into the potential that drugs or alcohol might have been involved. No additional information has been reported at this time.  

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