According to Georgia State Patrol, a 2001 Acura driven by 17-year-old Tyrese Wright was going west on the highway near Watson Reynolds Road.
A 2019 Freightliner was driving in the eastbound lane near the same location.
GSP says “for unknown reasons,” the driver of the Acura — Wright — lost control and traveled across the double yellow lines.
The Freightliner and Acura then collided head-on, killing both Wright and his passenger, identified as 18-year-old Jonathan Jarrett.
The driver of the Freightliner, a 42-year-old from Hiram, was unharmed.
Georgia State Patrol says Wright and Jarrett were ‘unrestrained’ at the time of the accident.
The accident is still under investigation.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Tyrese Wright and Jonathan Jarrett.
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