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Body recovered after burning car crashes on Ball Ground Highway


From Cherokee Fire services

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a car fire Wednesday night on Ball Ground Highway (Highway 372), near the intersection of Dodd Lane.

 According to a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputy, a couple was traveling west bound on the highway when they noticed a vehicle coming in the opposite direction that was on fire.  The couple turned their car around to go back and check on the vehicle and later noticed that the car had left the highway, went through a pasture fence and traveled approximately 240 feet before crashing into a ditch.




When the deputy arrived on the scene, he reported that the car was fully involved.  Once the fire was extinguished, authorities found the body of the driver.  The vehicle, a 1998 Honda Accord, was burned extensively. 

 The body was sent to the Georgia Crime Lab early this morning.  A spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol said this morning that the body, as of yet, has not been identified.  They hope to have an identification of the subject later on today.  A local wrecker service used a Bobcat to remove the vehicle from the ditch.

 Investigators with Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services were investigating a cause last night and are continuing their investigation on Thursday.



Sharon Townsend
+2 #1 Sharon Townsend 2014-07-26 02:55
I hate to hear and read about this. I am praying for the family.
+2 #2 Firestorm 2014-07-27 05:53
This one's weird. The car was on fire BEFORE going out of control and crashing, and still apparently moving at a good speed when it went ballistic? How does someone continue to drive a car while it burns away around him?

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