4 killed, including 3 high school students, in northwest Georgia crash, district says

CHATTOOGA COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia State Patrol is currently investigating a crash that left four people dead and one person in critical condition Sunday morning in Chattooga County.

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GSP says a 2019 Audi RS was traveling west on State Route 114 just after 12:30 a.m. The car was on a curve when it left the road, drove onto the grass and into a private driveway.

The Audi started to flip uncontrollably and ended up upright. Officials confirmed that the driver and two passengers died at the scene.

Paramedics took two other passengers to Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center in Rome. One victim died at the hospital while a woman is listed in critical condition.


GSP has not released the names of the victims, but Chattooga High School confirmed three of its students died.

Superintendent Dr. Jared Hosmer released a statement that read:

“I received information overnight of an automobile accident that claimed the life of four people, three of which are Chattooga High School students. Please be in prayer for the families of all that have been affected by this terrible tragedy. If any of our school community needs help during this trying time, please reach out to any school employee.”

All three students played for the Chattooga football team, who identified them as Xavier Gray, TyDraevius “Drae” Dozier and Zantavian “Duke” Brown.

“Heartbroken is the only word that comes to mind as we have lost 3 of our own. We are One Tribe.”

A community vigil is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. Those looking to help the victims can donate here.

The Georgia State Patrol is currently investigating the circumstances of the crash.


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