Photo: David McGregor
Classmates of Johlonda Lindsey show emotion while they pray before the start of a candle light vigil in the honor of Lindsey on Sunday evening in front of Meadowcreek High School. Lindsey, a student at Meadowcreek died in a car wreck shortly after midnight on Steve Reynolds Blvd.
NORCROSS -- Students gathered at Meadowcreek High School Sunday night, mourning the loss of a classmate.
Johlonda Lindsey, a member of the school's track team died in a car accident shortly after midnight on Sunday and three other students were injured as they headed to a party after Saturday's prom.
About 200 students, faculty and members of the community came to the high school on Sunday and others left memorials near where the accident occurred at Steve Reynolds Blvd. Mourners at the vigil comforted each other as they remembered Lindsey.
"(She) was always happy. Not too much ever made her mad and she was always smiling," Josh Ruff said during the vigil.
Gwinnett County police did not identify those involved, but did say they responded to a crash on Steve Reynolds Blvd. that included a fatality.
"One of the occupants did not survive their injuries and died at the scene," a police report said. "A second occupant was transported and is listed in critical condition at this time."
The report also said two other people were transported to the hospital, but their injuries were not life-threatning.
According to police, an on-scene investigation indicated a vehicle that was traveling north on Steve Reynolds Blvd. crossed the center line of the roadway, and was struck by a vehicle that was traveling south on the road.
"Two of the occupants were ejected from the vehicle," police said. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this accident, but speed may have.
Police said warrants have been obtained for the at fault driver including vehicular homicide in the first degree, failure to maintain lane, three counts of serious injury by vehicle, and reckless driving.
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Photographer David McGregor contributed to this report.