High School Band Member Dies In DeKalb County Wreck 10-29-2010 - CBS46 News

High School Band Member Dies In DeKalb County Wreck 10-29-2010

A teenage girl died and three other members of a high school band were injured in a traffic accident in DeKalb County Friday night.
DeKalb County police said all four teens are members of the Southwest DeKalb High School Band.
Police identified the deceased student as 14-year-old Carmon McBride. The driver of the car her 17-year-old brother, Myles McBride, is listed in serious condition at Atlanta Medical Center.
Despite being devastated, Band Director James Seda said members of the band decided they wanted to perform during Saturday night's football game.
The band's performance was dedicated to flute player Carmon McBride.
Seda said, "We gave red ribbons in remembrance of Carmon and the others who still have some struggle."
Two other students in the vehicle, senior Shakar'e Gilbert and freshman Jasmine Coleman, are in critical condition at Grady Hospital.
Seda said, "Great kids from a character standpoint, and it's just tough to deal with."
Following the game students returned to Southwest DeKalb High School for a prayer vigil.
DeKalb police spokesman Jason Gagnon said a Lexus carrying the 4 band members was traveling on Kelly Chapel Road when it swerved to avoid a dog in the road, crossed the center lane, hit an oncoming Mazda and rolled over.
Gagnon added that a father and son who were in the second car were transported to the hospital, but they are expected to recover from their injuries.
The accident shut down Kelly Chapel Road for some time.
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