GSP Releases IDs in Canton Wreck
One person died and four others were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital for various injuries after a head-on collision on Bells Ferry and Butterworth roads. All are from Canton.
The Georgia State Patrol has released the identities of those involved in Tuesday night's fatal wreck on Bells Ferry and Butterworth roads, and all of them are from Canton.
One person died and four others were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital for various injuries after a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix traveled northbound on Bells Ferry Road "at a high rate of speed, crossed into the southbound lane and struck a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado head-on," GSP spokesman Gordy Wright wrote in an email to Canton-Sixes Patch.
Jemail Raymont Jones, the 29-year-old man who was behind the wheel of the Grand Prix, was killed in the crash, Wright said.
Jones' two passengers, identified by the GSP as 20-year-old Ricardo de San Pedro and 28-year-old Matthew Barron, were taken to the hospital with neck, hip and back pains, Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Tim Cavender said in a news release earlier today.
In the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck were 24-year-old Jennifer Myers and 27-year-old Michael Myers, Wright said. Their injuries appeared to be minor, Cavender said in the news release, but they were taken to Kennestone for evaluations.
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, which has not responded to repeated requests for comment, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that an on-duty deputy tried to pull the Grand Prix over for a traffic stop in Canton's BridgeMill subdivision. The driver did not stop. The deputy notifed dispatchers of traffic violations against the Grand Prix, but did not pursue the car or activate his emergency lights or his siren, according to the AJC.
The fatal wreck, which the GSP is investigating, occurred moments later.