A Madison County High School junior has died following a one-car accident on Colbert-Danielsville Road at Kincaid Road Tuesday night.
Caitlyn Christy, 17, was pronounced dead shortly after midnight Wednesday morning at Athens Regional Medical Center, according to coroner Michelle Cleveland.
According to Sheriff Kip Thomas, the wreck happened about 11 p.m. as Christy was traveling toward Danielsville.
Cleveland said Christy, who was driving a Honda Accord, ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected and lost control. The vehicle flipped and came to rest on the opposite side of the road. Christy, who Cleveland said was not wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected from the vehicle. Madison County EMS worked with her at the scene and transported her to ARMC, where she later died.
“My heart goes out to her family and friends,” said Madison County school superintendent Dr. Allen McCannon. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire system are with them.”
Madison County High School principal George Bullock shared the news with the faculty and staff Wednesday and said the school had counselors available for grieving students.
“As we process this heartbreaking loss, please keep the family, students, teachers, and friends in your hearts, prayers and thoughts,” said Bullock.
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