Two teenagers lost their lives in a fatal car accident in Peachtree City on the night of Saturday, March 20. Authorities have not released the names of the teens so far.
According to the details shared by the Peachtree City Police, the accident involved a collision between two vehicles. The teenagers who lost their lives were traveling in one of these vehicles. They were traveling northbound along Robinson Road when the teen driving the vehicle apparently lost control close to the Kimmer Road.
The vehicle then veered away from the northbound lanes and into the southbound lanes of the road. This brought the vehicle directly into the path of the oncoming traffic. It then collided head-on with a northbound SUV.
The sheer impact of the collision, which took place at a high rate of speed, caused the teen’s vehicle to burst into flames. The SUV also caught fire.
By the time the first responders and paramedics reached the scene of the accident in Peachtree City, the teens had died of the critical injuries sustained in the incident. Authorities identified them only as a 19-year-old and a 16-year-old. The 19-year-old had graduated from the Stars Mill High School while the 16-year-old was a current student at the school.
The SUV had a driver and two children as its occupants at the time of the collision. The driver of the SUV was able to get out of the vehicle and also remove both children from the vehicle before it caught fire. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Preliminary investigations by the authorities have revealed that speed was a key contributing factor in causing the crash. Further details regarding the crash may become available once the investigations conclude.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, contact a Georgia car accident attorney right away.