Car Collides with Lawn Mower in Fatal Accident

Our Atlanta car accident attorneys read about a collision between a car and a lawn mower which left four people dead, including three teenagers. The accident happened only a week before the school year was to start in Murray County.

The accident occurred Thursday on Old CCC Camp Road near Chatsworth. The car’s driver, River Sosebee, age 17, drove eastbound when he sped around a curve and lost control of the vehicle. The car overturned and hit a driver on a lawn mower. Sosebee aDSCN8171nd the car’s backseat passenger, Joshua Roberts, age 17, and Chelsie Hullender, age 18, were all killed in the accident. The driver of the lawn mower, Bryan Bartley, age 57, also died in the crash. The fourth passenger in the car, Alexis Pinson, age 18, was taken by Lifeforce to Erlanger Medical Center in critical condition.

Students at Murray County High School, where both Sosebee and Roberts were juniors, were shocked by the tragic accident. A fellow student, Nick Stiles, said of the two, “Sweethearts. Never hurt anybody. I don’t even think they would hurt a fly.” He continued, “I think but they will never be forgotten. You know? I think it’s going to change a little bit. It’s not going to be the same without those two.”

Parents at the school were also shaken up. One mother, Ginger Garrison, told reporters, “I just never realized how important they are and how they could be gone so quickly, any of them. That could have been my son. That’s what I believe was most parent’s reaction.” At a football game the weekend after the accident, spectators observed a moment of silence. Murray County High School principal Gina Linder said, Sosebee and Roberts were “well known” and “well liked” students, and “Both were energetic and smiling, just great kids. They were both big tall and strong kids. You could see them down the hall smiling.”

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