Teenage is Tragically Killed in Accident Caused by a Speeding Vehicle
GLYNN COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at news4jax.com, the family of a teenage girl is mourning after she tragically succumbed to her injuries when a car that was speeding slammed into a fence post in western Glynn County, instantly killing her.*
A girl aged fourteen died and two boys sustained injuries when a car that was eluding police exited Williamson Avenue at a curvature in the road, ultimately crashing and overturning, per the Georgia State Patrol.
According to the police, they were in pursuit of a Dodge Charger and Ford Mustang that both were engaged in street racing. Their speed was clocked at up to one hundred four miles per hour. The racing occurred at 2:30 a.m. on Highway 82. The police ended up stopping their pursuit when the Dodge pulled over on Ratcliff Road.
The police that stopped the Charger called for backup. As this point, the Mustang driver walked up to the officer “out of breath and extremely scared,” indicating to the officer that he was involved in a crash, per the Glynn County police report.
The Mustang was found to be lying on one of its sides with the teenager, from Hortense, tragically dead and a seventeen year old boy, of Waycross, pinned inside the car.
The female teenager lived with her grandmother most of her life. Police went to the grandmother’s house at 3:00 a.m. on Mother’s Day to let the grandmother know what happened to her granddaughter. According to the grandmother, the police officer said to her, “[w]ould you go back and check to see if Kylie is in her bed?” According to the grandmother, she “went back and looked and she wasn’t there and I come out and I told him, please don’t tell me something terrible has happened.” Then police gave the grandmother the news about the teenage girl.
Police had to extract the teenage boy from the vehicle. Due to the extent of his injuries, he was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. The driver, a seventeen year old from Blackshear, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. The hospitalized teenage driver is facing charges of reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, and homicide by vehicle.
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