The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) has released the name of all the victims involved in the accident on Aug. 4 when the vehicle they were riding in left Halls Bridge Road and crashed into the front yard of a home.
The victim who died in the accident has been identified as Dakota Nikki Franklin, 32, of Stockbridge.
The other three occupants have been identified as the driver, Tochi Andre Leak, 32, of McDonough, and passengers Cameron Leavitt, 24, of Jackson, and Ashley Marie Johnson, 27, of Jenkinsburg. All were seriously injured and taken to Atlanta Medical Center by AirLife helicopters. Their conditions are not known as this time.
The accident occurred around 2 p.m. A gold Mercury Mountaineer was traveling north on Halls Bridge Road across from Macedonia Baptist Church when it left the right shoulder of the road. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle shot back across the road and spun out down an embankment. It hit a tree trunk sideways and flipped and rolled into the corner of the house at 907A Halls Bridge Road.
The driver and three passengers were all ejected from the vehicle. No one in the house was injured.
The accident happened just south of the Butts County Fire Station and firefighters responded quickly to the scene along with the Jackson Fire Department and Butts County Sheriff’s Office.
Halls Bridge Road was blocked off for several hours at both ends of Macedonia Church Road. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and two Air Life helicopters were called to transport the other three victims to Atlanta Medical Center, with one helicopter making two trips. Both landed near the Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery.
The GSP is continuing to investigate the accident and has not issued its final report.