North Murray High School student 17 year old Mitchell Long died as a result of the crash that happened December 29 on Pinhook Creek Road in Murray County.
He was a passenger in a 2003 Ford Mustang driven by 16 year old Lindsey Hayes. According to preliminary reports from the Georgia State Patrol, Hayes lost control of the car in a curve, entered the opposite lane and the car was struck in the passenger side by a 2007 Nissan Titan.
Hayes was taken to Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton then transferred to Erlanger Medical Center. The driver of the Titan was also transported to Hamilton Medical Center.
Sherry Long is a friend of the Hayes’ family.
“Lindsey is still in ICU fighting for her life,” Long said. “As a way to help these families for individuals or businesses in the community, there have been two locations set up in the area that will be accepting monetary donations to be divided and given to the Hayes and Long families to help with expenses these families are facing.
“If you would like to help, please drop of cash or check at Carol's Fashion at Murray Plaza in Chatsworth or Paul's Drive-In located in Eton.”
Anyone with questions may contact Long at 706-517-3836. Make any checks payable to Sherry Long to be collected and divided to give to the Long and Hayes families.
“Thank you in advance for your help and concern for two of our own Murray County children,” Long said.
The crash is under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol Special Collision Reconstruction Team.