3 Chattooga High School students among 4 dead following rollover crash, authorities say
Four people were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Chattooga County overnight.
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Four people were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Chattooga County overnight.
54-year-old Otis James Tennard, Jr., 15-year-old Xavier Gray and brothers 14-year-old Tydraevius Dozier and 16-year-old Zantivian Brown were killed in the crash.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, troopers from Post 38 Rome responded to a single-vehicle crash on GA 114, in Chattooga County at 12:36 am.
“An Audi RS5 was traveling west on GA 114 entering a curve. The vehicle left the roadway and began traveling on the grass shoulder, where it struck a private driveway. The Audi then began rotating and overturned, coming to an uncontrolled final rest upright,” a news release stated.
The driver and two passengers in the car died on the scene.
Authorities tell Atlanta News First that two other people were taken to Atrium Floyd Medical Center in Rome, where a male juvenile died and a female passenger is listed in critical condition.
Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader tells Atlanta News First that three of the four people killed are students who attend schools in Chattooga County.
“We had 3 Chattooga County students killed in an overnight crash,” said Sheriff Schrader.
Chattooga Schools Superintendent Jared Hosmer also commented on the tragedy.
“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,” added Hosmer.
Family, friends, and people who knew the three students shared memories of them across social media Sunday.
Atlanta News First will continue to update this story as it develops.
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