Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News
CHATTOOGA COUNTY, GA - Georgia State Patrol said four people died when a car lost control and rolled off a highway in Chattooga County. Three of them were Chattooga High School students.
An adult driver and two passengers died at the scene of the single-car crash, officials said.
Two other people who had been riding in the car were taken to Atrium Floyd Medical Center in Rome. One of the passengers died at the hospital, and another person — an adult — is in critical condition, according to state troopers.
Officials said the crash involved one car and happened at around 12:36 a.m. ET Sunday on Ga. Highway 114 near the town of Lyerly.
A 2019 Audi RS5 was moving west and driving around a curve when veered off the road, onto the shoulder, and into a driveway. Officials said it rolled and landed upright.
Superintendent Jared Hosmer in an email wrote that “We have received information overnight of an automobile accident that claimed the life of four people, three of which are Chattooga High School students. Please be in prayer for the families of all that have been affected by this terrible tragedy. If any of our school community needs help during this trying time, please reach out to any school employee."
The school plans to have counselors available for any student starting Tuesday.
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