Tuesday, March 10, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SNELLVILLE - Two teens remained in treatment at area trauma centers Monday after the SUV they traveled in flipped several times on U.S. Highway 78, officials said.
The 16-year-old victims, who police did not identify, were eastbound in a GMC Jimmy about 4:30 p.m. Sunday when the vehicle left the roadway near Grayson Parkway, Snellville police Chief Roy Whitehead said.
The driver was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. Both victims were transported to area trauma centers with serious injuries - the driver to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, the passenger to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge said.
Both are expected to survive, Whitehead said.
An investigation is under way to determine what triggered the crash. Whitehead said charges could be pending, based on the investigation.