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Charges Likely to be Filed Against Teen Driver in Fatal Cherokee County, GA, Crash


December 18, 2018

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from usatodayhss.com, charges are likely to be filed against a teenage driver in connection with a crash in Cherokee County, Georgia, that sadly killed a 17-year-old high school student.*

The crash occurred on Old Orange Mill Road in Cherokee County. Only one vehicle was involved. Officials say a 17-year-old male who was riding in the front passenger’s seat of the vehicle died in the crash. His name has been released by local media but withheld from this story for privacy reasons. The principal of Creekview High School, Dr. Mark Merges, confirmed the teen was a senior at the school and a student athlete. 

The driver of the 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. A second passenger in the back seat of the 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 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. 

Officials have told reporters that charges are likely to be filed against the driver of the vehicle, but they will wait to make a final decision when the investigation is complete and the toxicology test result are back. 

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Source:https://usatodayhss.com/2018/report-charges-likely-in-single-car-crash-that-killed-georgia-hs-track-athlete

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