Wreck claims a life

State Journal Staff Report Published:

One person was killed Saturday night in a one-vehicle crash in Peaks Mill.

A Chevrolet Blazer carrying nine hit a tree head-on at the intersection of Sullivan Lane and Stillhouse Hollow Road according to a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy.

A young male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not released pending notification of his family.

"We feel like there's a possibility drugs and or alcohol may have been involved," Sheriff Ted Collins said. "If we determine that was the case, there will be some serious charges brought."

Collins said deputies were still investigating at the scene at press time and still had interviews to conduct with the eight people involved in the collision.

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