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Norcross High student dies in wreck

OCALA, Fla. -- A 17-year-old Norcross High School basketball player died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle wreck on I-75, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Darrian George died at the scene after the SUV he was driving veered into the median, lost control and flipped.

According to Kirk Barton, Norcross High School's athletic director, George had just started school there "a few weeks ago.

"News like this is tough to hear," Barton said Saturday evening.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family," he said. "It's sad for the family, and it's sad for the students."

As of Saturday, Barton said the details were still coming in.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, three others also died. Tiffany Bradshaw, 30, also died at the scene. Two children, ages 3 and 7, were transported to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, where they later passed away.

The report stated that George was driving a Chevy Tahoe about 3 a.m. Saturday south on I-75 when the vehicle veered across the middle and inside lanes onto the grass median.

"The driver took evasive action by braking and steering to the right in an attempt to return to the roadway," the report stated.

The report also stated that those who died were not wearing seatbelts. Four others were injured, including one in critical condition.

Five passengers were ejected from the vehicle onto the median.

The vehicle overturned several times before landing on its roof in the northbound lane.

At the time of the report, it could not be determined if the victims were related to each other.