GILMER COUNTY, GA (6/3/2020) – A teen in North Georgia is in police custody after causing a single-car wreck that left two of his passengers injured and one dead on Sunday night. The crash happened around 10:00 p.m. on Georgia 282.
Georgia State Patrol says that 19-year-old Max Evans lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn and hit a tree. His passengers were then ejected from the vehicle. When emergency responders arrived, the front passenger Patrick Spagnola, 19, was pronounced dead.
The other two passengers, 16-year-old Cloey Essay and 18-year-old Jessica Mae Elmore were injured and taken to Erlanger Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Their condition is currently unknown.
Evans is being charged with DUI, first-degree homicide using a vehicle, two counts of serious injury using a vehicle, failure to maintain lane, distracted driving, and reckless driving. He is currently held at the Gilmer County Jail on a $19,000 bond.
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On behalf of Pritchard Injury Firm, we want to express our condolences to those suffering from this accident. As personal injury lawyers, we have experienced first-hand the damage that car accidents can do to a family and other loved ones.
By reporting on problems like these, we hope that we can raise awareness for safe driving and advocate for the justice owed to injured victims. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, contact us today. Our car accident lawyers at Pritchard Injury Firm will do everything they can to make sure you get compensation and justice for your losses.
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