Posted: Friday, February 22nd 2013 at 10:33pm
GSP: Second person dies as a result of White County wreck
By Rob Moore Editor
Two people died and three others were hurt as a result of a single-vehicle wreck west of Cleveland Friday afternoon. (Photo/Rob Moore)
CLEVELAND – The Georgia State Patrol reports a second person has died as a result of Friday afternoon's wreck west of Cleveland.
Cpl. Curtis Bradshaw of GSP Post 6 in Gainesville said 17-year-old Justin Crippen of Cleveland died Friday night of injuries suffered in the single-vehicle wreck on Asbury Mill Road.
Bradshaw said Crippen was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the truck.
Bradshaw said the Toyota T-100 pickup truck was traveling on Asbury Mill Road, ran off the road, traveled down the embankment, and overturned.
The truck's driver, 20-year-old Destiny Compton of Cleveland, was ejected from the vehicle. She died at the scene.
“Indications are that she was not wearing a seatbelt,” Bradshaw said.
The front-seat passenger, 19-year-old Hailey Porter of Cleveland, was wearing a seatbelt and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Bradshaw said.
The rear-seat passenger behind the driver, 15-year-old Levi Compton of Cleveland, was not wearing a seatbelt and was not ejected from the truck. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Bradshaw said.
The fourth passenger, 21-year-old Charles Adam Jones, was seated behind the front-seat passenger. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected, Bradshaw said. He remained in critical condition as of 10:30 p.m. Friday.
“Alcohol and drugs are not suspected,” Bradshaw said. “Speed, or at least driving too fast for conditions, does appear to be a factor.”
Asbury Mill Road was closed in the area of the wreck for about 90 minutes, reopening at 4 p.m.
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