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Forsyth high school student killed in July 4th wreck

Dawson County High School students also injured

POSTED: July 6, 2017 9:13 a.m.
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Eliza Farrell.

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A 15-year-old Forsyth high school student was killed and three Dawson County High School students were injured in a two-vehicle wreck on July 4 near the North Georgia Premium Outlets.

The wreck occurred at 9:27 p.m. at the intersection of Lumpkin Campground Road and Grizzle Road/Industrial Park Road, according to Georgia State Patrol Spokeswoman Robin Stone.

Eliza Farrell, a rising junior at Lambert High School in south Forsyth, was sitting in the rear passenger seat of a 2006 Acura when it was struck on that side by a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

"Eliza was a wonderful young lady who exemplified the best that Lambert strives for," Principal Gary Davison said. "She was kind, well-liked, hard-working. Her legacy will remain at Lambert as long as those who knew her. We will all greatly miss her."

The Acura Farrell was in was traveling west on Industrial Park Road, and the Dodge, driven by Brayden Clark, 21, of Loganville, was heading south on Lumpkin Campground Road when he reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign behind the outlets, Stone said.

Sixteen-year-old Xavier Sanchez was driving the Acura. Two other passengers in the car have been identified as Kevin Arias, 16, and Rachel Rajczak by a Dawson County High School coach. All three are students at DCHS.

 Rajczak's age has not been released. 

Dawson County High School Principal Richard Crumley is out of town and could not be reached for comment.

Both drivers and Rajczak were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Arias was also transported to NGMC, and his sister Brenda Arias said Thursday night that he was out of the ICU and in a recovery room. 

Stone said charges are pending upon completion of the investigation, which is being conducted by the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT).

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Forsyth County News Editor Kayla Robins contributed to this article.

 

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