17 YEAR-OLD KILLED IN FATAL CAR ACCIDENT
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the intersection of Kelly Mill Road and Rockingham Run to a single vehicle crash at 1:18 a.m. today. A white 2011 Dodge Ram, driven by a 17 year old male, was traveling east on Kelly Mill Road at an excessive rate of speed. The driver was unable to negotiate the curve in the road at Rockingham Run and the truck left the roadway, sliding sideways across the sidewalk and into the grass shoulder. The rear passenger side door of the truck impacted a telephone pole, causing an unrestrained 17 year old male passenger (who was in the rear seat on the passenger side) to be ejected. The ejected passenger died on scene as a result of his injuries.
The other occupants of the truck, rear seat passenger – 18 year old Delton Cook of Cumming, another rear seat passenger – a 15 year old male, and the 17 year old Male front seat passenger were taken, along with the driver, to North Fulton Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The 17 year old driver was determined to be impaired and charged with D.U.I., Underage Possession/Consumption of Alcohol, and 1st degree Homicide by Vehicle; he was transported to the Detention Center.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigations Unit. Further charges are pending.
The names of the occupants, aside from the 18 year old, are not being released due to their ages.