Two teens were killed and a third remains hospitalized in serious condition following a single car accident Saturday evening on Almon Road.
According to Newton Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, Corporal Anthony Washington, 19-year-old Demario Horton was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala when he lost control of the vehicle, side-swiped a tree on the right side, rotated and then struck a tree on the left side of the vehicle as well before coming to a stop.
Georgia State Patrol PIO Gordy Wright said that although the GSP Specialized Crash Reconstruction Unit was still investigating, it appeared that speed was a factor in the crash.
The back seat passenger, 19-year-old Montavious Sorrells was not wearing a safety belt and was killed when he was ejected from the vehicle, according to Wright. The front passenger, 18-year-old Tony Lamar Horton Jr. also died on the scene. Horton was transported to Grady Hospital where he remains as of press time.
Students injured in bus crash
Monday afternoon, an accident between a teenager driver and a school bus sent several students to the hospital, including the driver who remains in serious condition. According to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, Lt. Tyrone Oliver, the accident occurred at Ga. Highway 36 and Moore's Road around 3:45 p.m.
Wright said the driver of a green Chevrolet pick-up truck, 17-year-old Quentravius Brown, attempted to to make a left turn off of 36 and pulled in front of the bus, which was carrying 27 Indian Creek Middle School students, causing a near head-on collision.Brown was transported to Grady Hospital with serious injuries, several students on the school bus were treated and released at the scene, one student was transported to Newton Medical Center and three were transported to Egleston Children’s Hospital to be checked out. According to Wright, none of the students or the driver of the school bus were seriously injured in the accident. Charges are pending against Brown. Wright said he will likely be charged with failure to yield while turning left. Wright also said there was no indication that alcohol or drugs were involved with the crash.