Teen among victims recovering after Paulding County crash

by: Carl Willis Updated:

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - Several people are recovering from injuries after a devastating wreck that ejected a teenager.

He was in a Jeep that rolled three times after colliding with another car on Ivey Gulledge Road and Fieldcrest Drive Friday.

North Paulding High School student Olivia Wilbur told Channel 2's Carl Willis she instantly recognized that it was her classmates involved in the wreck.

"I saw the car and the boy laying over there across the street and it just shocked me because my little sister had to see it too," she said. "So, it was upsetting and emotional anyways because I knew who it was."

A witness, who said he was the first to arrive at the scene, told Willis the Jeep's two passenger-side tires went off road onto the grass and caused the driver to overcorrect.

He said the Jeep driver swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a car carrying a grandmother and three small children.

Nathan Pearson said he heard the impact and ran from his home to help.

"The other three boys were real shaken up," Pearson said. "The one in the ditch, he was unconscious, but by the time the ambulance and the fire department got here he was starting to come back around."

Neighbors said the scene of the crash is a dangerous stretch of road that has seen multiple accidents recently.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.

They were not able to update Channel 2 Action News on the medical conditions of those involved.

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