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Heritage grad killed in crash
Brent Rose

A 20-year-old Conyers man was killed outside of Nashville when an oncoming SUV crashed into his Ford Focus the morning of Aug. 21 .

Brent Rose, a 2012 graduate of Heritage High School, was heading west on Tenn. Highway 76 around 9:45 a.m., according to the Leaf Chronicle. He reportedly stopped at a stop sign and made a left hand turn, but did not see an oncoming 2004 Buick Ranier SUV, which struck the center of the driver's side door.

Rose was flown by medical helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville but died of his injuries.

The other driver, 25-year-old Kayla Miller of Adams, Tenn., reportedly had minor injuries and was taken to Gateway Medical Center.

Both drivers were reportedly wearing seatbelts.

Alcohol was reportedly not a factor but Miller was reportedly found to be under the influence of drugs and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rose had recently graduated from Nashville Automotive and Diesel College.

He is survived by his wife Hollie Taylor; mother Stephanie Capes and her husband Greg of Ormond Beach, Fla.; his father Ronnie Rose and his wife Lisa of Conyers; maternal grandmother Anita McCurdy and husband Bill; maternal grandfather Robert Tweedell; paternal grandmother Doris Rose; sister Haley Lee of Ormond Beach, Fla; stepsister Jesica Capes of Panama City, Fla.; brother Brandon Rose of Dacula; stepbrothers Caleb Ragan of Conyers, Adam Ethridge of Conyers, and Trey Capes of Covington; niece and nephew Braelynn and Jack Rose.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 25 at the First Baptist Church of Lithonia, with Rev. Mike Wadley officiating and interment at the Lithonia City Cemetery. Funeral services were provided by Henry Funeral Home,