Community gathers to remember 4 teens killed in Henry County crash
Investigators said it was a single-car crash and are still working to determine the cause.
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) - A fourth teenager who was involved in a crash in Henry County that killed 3 other teens has also died.
The teen has been identified as 16-year-old Kendarius Jackson, according to the Henry County Police Department.
A 15-year-old female, Zakyra Jones, is still in the hospital with serious injuries.
The other teenagers who were killed were 16-year-old Kendarrias Dodson, 15-year-old Katrina Owens and 15-year-old Jordan Brown.
The fatal crash happened on Wednesday afternoon. Three of the teenagers died shortly after the collision. The teenagers were students at Eagle’s Landing High School.
The Eagle’s Landing High School community is mourning the loss of three students killed in a crash on Wednesday afternoon.
Students, teachers, and staff took a moment from learning on May 12 and held a vigil outside to remember Kendarius Dobson, 16, Katrina Owens, 15, and Jordan Brown, 15. Two more teens involved in the crash remained in the hospital as of Thursday evening.
“Being around all of the [students], they helped me realize we’re all we got,” said Omar Goodlow, a senior at the school. “We’re all family. For real, we’re all family.”
According to Henry County Police, the five students were riding in a car when they crashed near Oak Grove Rd and Oak Grove Circle, roughly two miles from the high school. Investigators said it was a single-car crash and are still working to determine the cause.
“It still doesn’t feel real,” said Goodlow. “When they were here, it was just a lot of fun.”
Goodlow was friends with many of the victims. He said he often created videos with Owens on TikTok, a popular social media site
“All we’d do is make TikToks,” he said. “Like she was that loud girl that loves to make Tik Toks, always happy.”
Goodlow said Brown was quiet. He described Dobson, commonly known as KD, as the funny friend who loved baseball.
“I used to see him in the hallway, flirting,” Goodlow said. “He used to be that one cool dude.”
“It could have been anybody’s child,” said Tikira Ellis, a parent at the school. “I really hate that it had to happen to the families.”
Ellis has two daughters who attend Eagle’s Landing. She said her 9th grader was close friends with KD.
“It’s hard losing a friend but all the kids, but it’s going to make them tighter,” Ellis said. “They’re truly learning the art of being there for your friends, being supportive.
As students hold dear the brief moments they shared with their lost classmates, they said their memories will live on forever.
“I hope they’re watching over me and Eagle’s Landing High School,” Goodlow said.
School officials sent out a statement about the crash saying in part:
Our condolences go out to these students’ families during this extremely difficult time. We ask everyone to keep these families and this school community close in your thoughts.
On May 16, the community gathered for a vigil to remember the four high schoolers that were killed in the crash.
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