15-year-old high school athlete killed in crash

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A 15-year-old high school student was killed and two others are recovering after a two-car crash on the Fourth of July.

Eliza Farrell was a rising junior at Lambert High School, where she played on the soccer team.

The Georgia State Patrol tells Channel 2 Action News a car failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with the car in which Farrell was a passenger.

The driver of the car that caused the crash has been identified as Brayden Lewis Clark, 21, of Loganville. Clark was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes spoke to Farrell’s soccer coach. He described the teen as someone who would brighten up a room adding that positive personality was contagious.


“Just a super sweet kid, the kind of kid, if you talk to her for 30 seconds in the hallway, you feel better, like ya know, put a little sunshine in your day,” Scott Luthart said.

Her friends have created a memorial in front of Lambert High School.

“It just kinda shows you that beyond soccer, there's other facets of her as a student and there's a lot of kids grieving today, which is why it hurts so bad for us as a community," Luthart said.

Right now, they’re just trying to process what happened and be there for Farrell’s parents.

“She's been an impactful player for us, on the field as a player, but also just as a personality. We're a better team for having Eliza with us,” he said,

Charges against the driver are pending. Georgia State Patrol is investigating. They say alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash.