Two teenagers died in a fatal collision on Tuesday night have been identified by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities confirmed that the collision on Town Lake Parkway next to Town Lake Mill claimed the lives of Gabriel Escandon, 17, of Marietta, and Esteban Cortez Rendon, 18, of Woodstock.
Tragic Car Crash Claims the Lives of Teens
Five teenagers were inside a Mazda 6 when it swerved off the road and collided with a tree on the center divide, according to deputies. Authorities said that speed had a role.
At the crash site, a monument is developing. On Wednesday, flowers were being placed along the median by family and friends.
It’s difficult to imagine your buddies won’t be present. You are unable to text or speak with him. One victim’s buddy, Sean Banda, stated, “He’s just gone; it’s something you have to live with for the rest of your life.”
According to the authorities, one 18-year-old Oklahoman and two other 17-year-olds from Cobb County were hurt.
“We are devastated to learn that Cobb kids were engaged in a fatal vehicle accident today. Cobb County Schools sent a statement to Atlanta News First stating, “Our thoughts are with the families, friends, and entire school community of the student who passed away and the students who are being cared for in the hospital.” “More school counselors are available to assist faculty and staff. The families request that the media allow them space to grieve, as well as our schools.
Community Raises Concerns Over Speeding Issues
Residents of the community claim that speeding has always been a problem on Towne Lake Parkway.
A neighbor named Olivia Heck stated, “There’s definitely a lot of speeding; that issue is happening especially at the high schools at the end of this road, younger kids, and people in a hurry.”
There have been two traffic-related fatalities on Town Lake Parkway in the previous five years, according to Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jay Baker.
The sheriff’s office is advising cars to slow down, according to Baker.
“We will monitor Town Lake Parkway, but every fatality is one too many. We’re going to stay out there like we do every day,” he declared.
The inquiry into the crash is still underway. The motorist may face charges, according to the sheriff’s office.