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Three students injured in wreck
Authorities: 15-year-old was driving
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Forsyth County News

 

Authorities say a wreck that injured three local high school students over the weekend can serve as a cautionary tale during graduation season and the upcoming summer.

While no charges have been filed yet, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Capt. Tim House said alcohol appears to have been involved in the crash.

The wreck occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday at 6850 Shiloh Road East.

House said the 15-year-old female driver appears to have lost control of a 2006 Kia Spectra in a curve.

The car left the edge of the road before striking a wooden real estate sign, he said. The vehicle then crossed over a driveway and struck a brick sign.

House said the girl and two passengers, ages 16 and 18, were taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell. The driver did not have life-threatening injuries.

House said the 18-year-old, who was in the front passenger seat, suffered serious injuries. He did not know the extent of the 16-year-old’s injuries.

All three teenagers are county residents, he said.

It is not clear why the 15-year-old was driving.

Forsyth County Schools spokeswoman Jennifer Caracciolo said the driver is a student at South Forsyth High School and the two passengers attend Lambert High School.

For graduation season and beyond, House urged that students use caution when celebrating.

“I would like to remind young adults to concentrate on the activities associated with prom and graduation,” House said. “Leave alcohol and drugs out of the festivities.”