December 7, 2010 - Cherokee County, Ga. - A Sunday morning crash in Cherokee County has claimed the life of one Reinhardt University student.
Fox 5 News reports that the accident happened early Sunday morning on McCurry Trail. According to officials from the Georgia State Patrol, a 2007 GMC Sierra went off of the roadway and crashed.
Five Reinhardt students were in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Four of those students received injuries in the crash. The severity of their injuries is unknown at this time.
The fifth student was killed in the crash. That person died at the scene of the accident.
The identities of those involved in the crash are yet to be released.
According to a spokesperson for Reinhardt University, an email has been sent to the students and staff regarding the accident. That email was sent on Monday, Dec. 6.
The cause of the accident remains to be determined. Authorities have reason to believe the driver lost control of the vehicle. The fatal single-vehicle accident is under ongoing investigation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics show that there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
As a service to our readers in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia, we will occasionally publish blogs detailing serious or fatal traffic accidents in our region. We do this to raise awareness of common factors in serious crashes.
Some of the most common causes of accidents in Georgia include, but are not limited to:
- motorcycle accidents;
- tractor-trailer accidents;
- distracted or intoxicated drivers; and
- single-vehicle accidents.
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