Woodstock Car Accident Investigations: Law enforcement agencies are investigating a car accident in Woodstock, Georgia Tuesday, Jan. 9. 2024. According to reports, two teenagers passed away and three others injured following a vehicle crash in Cherokee County on Tuesday night. Law enforcement agencies were called to the scene of a vehicle crash near Towne Lake Hills East.
Authorities from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the accident. EMTs with Woodstock Fire Department were on scene to assist CCSO.
The victims who died in the crash have been identified as 17-year-old Gabriel Escandon, of Marietta, and 18-year-old Esteban Cortez-Rendon, of Woodstock. A massive police presence is currently at the scene where two individuals returning from the Etowah High School basketball game were killed in a crash after 9 pm.
According to reports, the victims were identified as students of the Etowah High School located at Putnam Ford Dr, Woodstock, GA. A part of the Towne Lake Hills East was closed to traffic as authorities remain on the scene. Preliminary investigation determined a Mazda 6 veered off the roadway and struck a tree in the center median, killing one at the scene.
Authorities say the driver of the Mazda, a 17-year-old Smyrna teenager and an 18-year-old passenger from Tulsa, Oklahoma sustained non-life threatening injuries. One 17-year-old Marietta, GA teenager suffered serious injuries. Law enforcement agencies say speed was a factor in the crash.
Gabriel Escandon Obituary and Funeral Arrangements will be Released by the Family.
P.S: The article initially stated that there were five fatalities in the crash, that was as a result of a now-confirmed incorrect anonymous tips, the article has been edited with the just Released official police statement.
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