Thursday night's accident involving a pickup truck and a lawn mower left four people dead, including three teenagers and the man on the mower.
The wreck happened near the intersection of Highway 411 and Old CCC Camp Road. Crews from the Georgia State Patrol and from the Murray County Sheriff's Office worked the scene for several hours.
A GSP officer tells Channel 3 the Nissan Titan carrying the four teenagers was speeding down Old CCC Camp Road. The truck's driver, 17-year-old River Sosebee, lost control after a curve and the truck rolled.
The truck rolled over a riding lawnmower, driven by 57-year-old Bryan Bartley.
Bartley and Sosebee were pronounced dead at the scene. Also pronounced dead at the scene were two passengers in the back seat of Sosebee's truck -- 18-year-old Chelsie Hullender and 17-year-old Joshua Roberts.
18-year-old Alexis Pinson, was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center, and is reportedly improving.
Friends of the teenagers know school will not be the same when it resumes next week.
Blake Terro was a friend of Hollander.
"She never had a dull moment," Terro said.
"She was always happy go lucky."
Mildred Hurst added, "They were all just real nice children."
Hurst says she knew the teens from Homeland Baptist Church in Chatsworth.
Residents who live nearby say the crash happened on a dangerous, windy road. Georgia State Patrol says the driver was likely going too fast.
"It's all like a snake, especially around there in that area," said Rose Stevenson.
She drove up on the crash when she was on the phone with her granddaughter. Hearing the news hit too close to home.
"I told her, I said I gotta turn around, I've gotta get off the phone. I said, this is really upsetting me," Stevenson said.
It will likely be a difficult first day of school for Murray County students who go back to class on Tuesday.
Shana Calhoun added, "Because he's not gonna be there. The happy go lucky him is not there. and it's not gonna be the same hallways."
Bartley leaves behind an adult son and daughter as well as one grandchild.
Saturday, September 23 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-09-24 02:49:33 GMT
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