Austin Fontes, 17, Commerce, has been identified as the victim in the wreck Thursday morning in Banks County. He was killed in the wreck that occurred at 7:38 a.m. at 2477 Hwy. 441 near Berlin Road, Homer.

Fontes, a Banks County High School student, was a passenger in a truck driven by Jacob Elliott, 17, Commerce. Elliott, also a BCHS student, was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, reportedly with non-life-threatening injuries.

Elliot was reportedly unable to negotiate a sharp curve and went off the shoulder of the road, striking a tree.


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