A two-car crash Friday afternoon claimed the life of a local teenager and left another teen hospitalized with serious injuries, according to Fayette County sheriff’s deputies.
The crash killed Malcom Williams, 17, of Fayetteville and seriously injured Bismarck S. Delarosa, 18 of Fayetteville, deputies said.
Deputies said a second vehicle ran a red light and struck the 2004 Honda Accord which Delarosa was driving with Williams as a passenger.
The crash occurred on Ga. Highway 54 west of Fayetteville at the intersection of Old Norton and south Sandy Creek roads, deputies said. An investigation determined that Delarosa was driving his 2004 Honda Accord south on Sandy Creek Road with Williams in the passenger seat when they had a green light and entered the intersection.
At that time, a second vehicle driven eastbound on Hwy. 54 by Joshua M. Staley, 17, of Fayetteville also entered the intersection despite a red light, deputies said. Staley’s 2008 Toyota Prius struck the passenger’s side of Delarosa’s car, deputies said.
Williams was taken to Piedmont Fayette Hospital where he died of injuries he received in the crash, deputies said. Delarosa was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition according to the latest information available to the sheriff’s department. Staley received minor injuries and declined medical treatment at the scene, officials said.
All three persons in the crash were wearing their seatbelts at the time, according to the deputies’ report, which notes the collision is still under investigation. Charges are expected to be filed in connection with the case, deputies said.