Murray County teen loses life in Sunday morning crash
Dec 31, 2013 | 4314 views | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A 17-year-old North Murray High School student lost his life in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday morning.

The crash happened around 9:30 a.m., according to reports, on Pinhook Creek Road off Highway 225 North in Chatsworth.

James Mitchell Long was a passenger in a 2003 Ford Mustang. Mitchell died Sunday afternoon from his injuries.

The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash.

According to reports, the driver of the Mustang was traveling south on Pinhook and lost control in a curve.

The Mustang entered the northbound land and was struck in the passenger side by a 2007 Nissan Titan.

The drivers of the vehicles were transported to Hamilton Medical Center. No other information was available at press time.

Several students at North Murray are arranging a candle light ceremony to remember and honor the students they have lost this year.

As well as Mitchell, Austin Sexton, Ryan Stokes, and Mitchell Long have all lost their lives within the last 12 months. A candlelight prayer will also be held for Lindsey Hayes, who is still in critical condition at Erlanger Memorial Hospital, from injuries sustained in a car accident.

The students helping to plan this ceremony are Kennedy Wilkey and Cheyenne Croft along with several other students.

The word is also being spread through social media websites such as Facebook.

Reverend Danny Cochran will be conducting the prayer ceremony.