No cause yet in crash that killed UGA student

Quinton Ayers

Quinton Ayers

LAWRENCEVILLE — The wreck that took the life of Quinton Ayers has officially been deemed a single-vehicle crash, as investigators continue to work toward determining its cause.

Ayers, 22, had been reported missing over the weekend before his black GMC pickup truck was discovered Monday. The truck was found some 40 feet off of Ga. Highway 316 near Harbins Road. A passing tractor trailer driver spotted the truck’s undercarriage from “his elevated position.”

It’s believed the truck, which was resting on its side, may have hit a tree and been there for several days.

“Ayers’ truck was extremely difficult to see from any other angle,” Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.

According to reports, Ayers was last seen on Friday morning around 1 a.m. leaving a friend’s house. He had been living with his mother in Oconee County.

Smith said Tuesday that the accident investigator was satisfied that no other vehicles were involved in the accident. There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol in the vehicle, he said.

Officials were awaiting toxicology tests “to see what was in his system,” Smith said.

No more information was available as of Tuesday.


Gundoctor1 2 years, 6 months ago

can they actually find cell phone locations with satellite technology?? Every kid carries a cell phone. Just wondered if this was possible.


Jason Braverman 2 years, 6 months ago

Yes. The Oconee County Sheriff's Office posted an advisory over the weekend. It said: "His last known cell phone activity was traced to a location in Gwinnett County near the airport."


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