2 killed, 3 members of family seriously injured in crash while traveling to baseball tournament

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — Two people were killed and three people were seriously injured after a car flew off a road in Cherokee County and hit a tree, deputies said.

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The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. on June 19 on Yellow Creek Road. Investigators said a Ford F250 was traveling southbound when it left the road and hit a tree. The collision caused extensive damage to the passenger side of the truck.

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Two people were killed on impact. They’ve been identified as Eric Nuzie, 71, and Karen Nuzie, 66, of Tallahassee. An 11-year-old boy was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with serious injuries and two adults were taken to North Fulton Hospital with serious injuries.

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The driver had minor injuries.

Everyone involved in the crash were family members from Florida who were in the metro area for a baseball tournament.

Police have not identified the people who were injured or the driver, or said if the driver is facing charges. The cause of the crash is under investigation.