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4 teens killed in Fulton County crash identified

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Four teenagers were killed in a traffic accident Monday in south Fulton County.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Campbellton-Fairburn Road and Butner Road in the Fairburn area.

A spokesperson with Fulton County police said the teen driver of a Lincoln Navigator ran a red light and hit a tractor trailer.

Five teenagers were in the Lincoln Navigator. Four teenage males were pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities, while a teenage female was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta with unknown injuries.

All five teens attended Langston Hughes High School in South Fulton County. The teens killed were later identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office:

  • 14-year-old Ke'Ariy Lopez
  • 15-year-old Isaiah Gregory
  • 16-year-old Cameron Jones
  • 16-year-old Octavious Rhodes

Police say the driver of the tractor-trailer had minor injuries, and was also taken to the hospital.

News of the crash is spreading fast. At Langston Hughes, many students are trying to cope with the fact that some of their friends will not be coming back to school.

"We really don’t know how we’re going to recoup from it but we will figure something out," said student TJ Portress.

Portress knew the four students killed in the crash. He said one of the teens played football with him.

"We were getting calls through football practice and that’s how we figured out who it was," he said.

Grief counselors were on hand at the school Tuesday, though students are not the only ones in mourning. Mandisha Thomas lives in the same subdivision as three of the victims’ families and has known the students for more than 11 years.

"They all have multiple siblings so they were walking up and down the streets crying, she said.

She said the night of the crash, a pastor went to pray with the families.

"I know based on Instagram last night that a lot of students were really upset because a lot of them were popular and we’re just going to give them all the support that we can."

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