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Fatal Loganville crash among 15 in state over holiday

Photo by Brian Giandelone

Photo by Brian Giandelone

LOGANVILLE — The two people killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday evening in Loganville were among 17 traffic fatalities recorded in the state during the 78-hour holiday weekend, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

The Loganville incident happened about 6:45 p.m. at Ozora Church Road near Ga. Highway 81. State Patrol troopers said 22-year-old Jacob Reagan was driving a Pontiac that crossed the center line and struck a Ford SUV head on.

Reagan and one of his passengers, 20-year-old Rajshed Tersaud, were killed in the crash, troopers said. Another passenger in the Pontiac was hospitalized, and the four occupants of the SUV were injured.

In an incident on Saturday, a motorcyclist died in a crash in Norcross after refusing to stop for police in Lilburn, a Norcross police spokesman said. The motorcyclist’s name has not been released.

In all, there were 15 fatal crashes in the state during the holiday weekend, the State Patrol reported.

The Georgia State Patrol counts fatal accidents during holiday travel periods, including Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.