Wreck in Gwinnett County, Georgia, Kills One, Injures Four
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from waltontribune.com, a January 8 vehicle wreck in Gwinnett County, Georgia, killed one person and injured four. Two children were among those injured in the crash.*
At about 4 a.m. on January 8, 27-year-old Lateika Powell, of Monroe, Georgia, was driving a Toyota Camry northbound on Callie Still Road. Near Laricks Lane, she tried to negotiate a curve in the roadway and lost control of the car. The Toyota drove over the east and west lanes of the road, then left the roadway. The Gwinnett County Police Department reports that after leaving the road, the vehicle went airborne and collided with a tree on the left side.
Powell and four other people in the car at the time of the crash, all from Lawrenceville, Georgia, sustained injuries. The police report from the scene said Powell was seriously injured. The passenger in the front seat, 30-year-old Ebony Tate, had “visible injuries.” The passenger in the rear passenger’s side seat, 29-year-old Candice Tate, suffered critical injuries and died at the scene.
Two children were also in the back seat during the crash, and both of them were seriously injured. An 8-year-old child was sitting behind the driver’s seat, and a 5-year-old child was sitting in the middle of the back seat. The children’s names have been reported by local media but withheld from this story for privacy reasons.
The Toyota was impounded at the Gwinnett Police Department’s headquarters, according to officers, for further investigation. Police said no charges had yet been filed in connection with the crash, but that could change as the investigation progressed.
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