DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- An 18-year-old student at Martin Luther King Jr. High School was killed and two more teens were hurt in a single-car accident in DeKalb County Thursday morning.
School officials sent home a letter to students on Thursday confirming that Quaidera Woodson-Weeks had died in the 8 a.m. accident.
The wreck happened on Snapfinger Road near Browns Mill Road.
DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said the three victims were riding in a Pontiac G6 that left the road and struck a tree.
All three teens were taken to Atlanta Medical Center. The driver was pronounced dead at the hospital.
DeKalb County Schools spokesman Quinn Hudson confirmed she was a senior at MLK High School and was only a few weeks away from graduating. She had been accepted into Valdosta State.