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Woman Killed After Car Crashes into Tree in Gwinnett County, Georgia

January 15, 2019

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from, a woman was killed January 8 after the car she was riding in left the roadway and crashed into a tree in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Four other people were riding in the car, all of whom were injured.* 

The accident occurred in the early morning hours of January 8 on Callie Still Road in unincorporated Lawrenceville, Georgia. At approximately 4 a.m., a beige Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on Callie Still Road, near Laricks Lane. The Toyota driver attempted to drive around a curve in the road and lost control of the vehicle. 

According to a statement from the Gwinnett County Police Department, the Toyota then crossed over the east lane of the roadway, drove through the west lane, then traveled off the roadway. Police say the vehicle then became airborne and crashed into a tree on the driver’s side. It is not clear at this time what caused the driver of the Toyota to lose control. 

Five people were in the Toyota at the time of the crash. The driver, 27-year-old Lateika Powell, of Monroe, Georgia, was seriously injured. Another adult passenger in the car, 30-year-old Ebony Tate (city not reported) suffered “visible injuries,” according to police. 

A third adult passenger in the Toyota, 29-year-old Candice Tate (city not reported) sustained critical injuries and died at the scene. Police say she was riding in the back seat on the passenger’s side. They did not indicate whether she was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. 

In addition, two children, ages 8 and 5, were sitting in the back seat and were seriously injured. Their names have been released but withheld from this story for privacy reasons. It is not clear where the injured victims were transported for treatment. 

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