A 16-year-old and a 19-year-old were killed in a Peachtree car crash around 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 20.
According to Peachtree City police in Georgia, the accident happened on Robinson Road close to Kimmer Road. The vehicle in which the victims were travelling collided with another car and burst into flames.
The accident left the community in shock and a small memorial has been placed at the site of the tragedy.
Both Peachtree City Police and Fire Rescue responded to the accident.
Peachtree City Police Officer Donte Phillips said officers arrived on the scene to find one vehicle fully engulfed in flames and the other was starting to catch fire.
Philip said the 19-year-old was the driver and he lost control of his vehicle and struck an SUV. Both he and his passenger died before police could attempt to rescue them.
Meanwhile, police said the driver of the SUV was able to get out of his vehicle with his two children. He reportedly kicked out a rear window and pulled his two-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter to safety. The driver was hurt but his injuries were not life-threatening.
Police said speed appeared to factor in the Peachtree car crash.
One of the victims was a student at Starr’s Mill High School while the other was a graduate.
These authorities have not publicly named the teens but family friends identified them as Kevin Allen and Brighton Garretson.
The Fayette County School District said counselors were present at the school on Monday for students or staff who needed assistance. No memorial service has been planned yet.
If your loved one died in a crash, you may be able to claim compensation for your losses. A Georgia car accident lawyer can investigate the matter and advise you accordingly.