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4-wheeler crash kills Lowndes Co. teen

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) –Another four-wheeler crash, this one in Lowndes County, killed one teenager and injured another.

Valerie Walsh and Rachael O'Connor were riding on property near Johnson Lane in Hahira just before four o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Investigators say Walsh driving.

She was killed when the ATV crashed into a tree.

O'Connor was taken to a Valdosta hospital.

"They're very dangerous because they're short wheeled based," said Senior Trooper Oscar Fernandez with the Georgia State Patrol. "Anytime you have a vehicle that is short wheeled based then they can easily overturn and eject the passengers."

The girls were not wearing helmets.


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