Four people are dead and one is in critical condition following a single-vehicle accident in Lyerly on Sunday morning. According to Chattooga County Coroner Earl Rainwater, the victims were identified as Otis Tennard JR (54), Xavier Grey (15) Tydraebius Dozier (14) and Zantivian Brown (16).
According to WZQZ, a statement from Chattooga County School’s Superintendent Jared Hosmer, “I 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. Thank you, Jared Hosmer”
Reports said that the wreck occurred on Highway 114.
Reports said that a 2019 Audi RS5 was traveling west on GA 114 when it entered a curve and proceeded to leave the roadway and onto a grass shoulder, where it struck a private driveway. The Audi began rotating and overturned, coming to an uncontrolled final rest upright. The driver and two occupants of the vehicle were pronounced deceased on scene. Two other occupants were transported to Atrium Floyd Medical Center in Rome, where a male juvenile was pronounced deceased and a female passenger is listed in critical condition
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