LAWRENCEVILLE — Two Collins Hill High School graduates were killed Thursday in an early morning car accident in Milledgeville.
Alex Delor and Johnny Harof, both freshmen at Georgia College and State University, were traveling back from Walmart and en route to their campus dorms when the Mini Cooper they were riding in lost control at about 1 a.m. Milledgeville Police Chief Woodrow Blue said the car “flipped and hit a tree.”
Delor and Harof, both in the back seat, were extricated from the vehicle but died at the scene, he said.
GSCU President Stas Preczewski issued a statement on the college’s website Thursday.
“The university community is greatly saddened this morning by the loss of two of our students in a tragic automobile accident earlier this morning in Milledgeville,” the statement said. “The Georgia College community extends our heart-felt condolences to the family member, friends and associates of our deceased students.”
Two more Collins Hill graduates and GCSU freshmen — Christian Smith and Tyler Zecker — were also in the car. They were injured and transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, but were in stable condition, Blue said.
Police were still trying to determine the cause of the incident Thursday evening, though officials said alcohol was not believed to be a factor. Blue said it had been raining “off and on” and many of Milledgeville’s roads were wet.
“That’s part of our investigation, to determine if it was raining at that time,” he said. “Milledgeville is kind of unique in that it might be raining on one side of town and not on the other.”
GCSU spokeswoman Judy Bailey said she did not yet have specific information about a planned memorial service at the school.
Back in Gwinnett, schools spokesman Jorge Quintana said the college had notified Collins Hill early Thursday morning.
“The school had counselors available throughout the day for any of our current students who were friends with these graduates and needed the additional support,” he said.