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September 5, 2011

Grady County teen dies in wreck

THOMASVILLE — A Grady County teen died early Sunday morning when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree and caught on fire.

The wreck victim is Brantley Hartley, 16, Old Egg Road, said Grady County Sheriff Harry Young.

The teen was westbound in the 600 block of Elkins Road about 4 a.m. Sunday, when the 2008 Dodge Charger he was driving ran off the north shoulder of the road.

“He ran off the road and struck a tree,” said Sgt. Tracy Tabb, assistant commander of Thomasville Post 12 Georgia State Patrol.

The trooper said Hartley was on his way home when the wreck took place.

“By the time EMS (emergency medical service) and law enforcement arrived, the vehicle was engulfed in flames,” Tabb said.

Hartley was traveling alone. It was not known if he was wearing a seat belt.

 

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