July 6, 2011 - Gainesville, Ga. - A single-vehicle rollover accident killed 2 Atlanta area teenagers on Monday, around 2 p.m. According to a report at the Atlanta Journal Constitution, 3 others suffered personal injuries in the wreck.
Investigators with the Georgia State Patrol say 5 teens were riding in a 1993 Jeep Wrangler when the driver lost control of the vehicle on Whelchel Mill Road in Gainesville. The vehicle veered onto the shoulder near the intersection with Cool Springs Road, crashed and rolled several times before coming to a rest.
Two of the passengers were ejected from the Jeep as it rolled, including a 14-year-old boy from Lawrenceville and a 16-year-old boy from Cumming. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
The other 3 passengers suffered personal injuries, including the driver, a 19-year-old boy from Gainesville. The other 2 victims haven't been identified. All of the injured victims are currently receiving treatment, but their conditions haven't been released.
The Georgia State Police is reconstructing the accident, but investigators haven't yet determined what caused the driver to lose control of the Jeep.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics, there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
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