Murray mourns as four die in single crash
Sep 03, 2014 | 2057 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sunday evening, family, friends and Murray County students gathered at the Chatsworth City Park to honor the four Murray County residents that lost their lives in the car wreck around 7:00 p.m. on August 28th.

The four residents were 17-year-olds River Sosebee, Josh Roberts, 18-year-old Chelsle Hullender and 57-year-old Bryan Bartley, who was hit and killed when he was mowing the grass.

Eighteen-year-old Alexis Pinson, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital. She was able to attend the memorial services but is still recovering from her injuries.

At the services, everyone gathered around a blue pickup truck, where the closest friends of the three students asked anyone and everyone to share their fondest memories of them.

Most of the stories shared were of how they had changed their lives and of how they were kind to everyone, especially of River Sosebee and Josh Roberts, who were said to be inseparable.

The crash happened Thursday shortly after 5 p.m. The Georgia State Patrol investigated the crash.

According to reports, Sosebee was traveling eastbound on CCC Camp Road in a 2006 Nissan Titan XE. Roberts, Hullender and Pinson were passengers in the truck.

Sosebee passed another car and apparently lost control in a curve. The truck overturned and rolled over Bartley who was driving a lawn mower. Reports indicated that Bartley was mowing the grass for a friend.

Sosebee and Roberts would have begun the school year as juniors at Murray County High School. Hullender would have been a senior at North Murray High School.

Funeral services were held jointly for Sosebee and Roberts on Monday.

Services were Sunday for Hullender and on Monday for Bartley.