Whitewater High School student runs stop sign prior to deadly crash

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This morning, Monday, October 11, 2010, in Fayette County, Georgia two teens were riding in a 1995 Nissan Altima on their way to school at Whitewater High School when the driver, Joshua Williams, age 18, (a senior at Whitewater High School), ran a stop sign and into Mr. John Buck’s truck.

The two boys were injured and Mr. Buck was killed.

The accident happened at the intersection of Antioch and McBride roads in Fayetteville. Fayetteville is the county seat for Fayette County which is just south of Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. James Buck was killed when he was thrown from his 2004 Toyota Sequoia truck. He was not wearing a seatbelt according to Fayette County deputies.

The teenager could face charges for the accident; but the charges are pending upon further investigation

James Massey, 16, was a passenger in the auto with Williams. Both were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies report that this is the fourth deadly car accident in Fayette County this year.

Another student was killed last December here in the county when she was on her way to school on a rainy morning. Angel Anthony, age 16, student at Sandy Creek High School, Tyrone, GA – was killed in auto accident on December 14, 2009, in extremely dense fog when she hit a mail box.

This writer has two grandchildren who attend Whitewater. It is every parent’s worst nightmare when their teens drive away each morning on their way to school (or even to the mall) that there will be a knock at the door or a phone call.

Sincere condolences and prayers are extended to the family of Mr. Buck. There are no further details at this time. Prayers are also extended for the two boys and their families as they face the coming days.

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