03 January 2009

the history of a house

My paternal grandparents house sits on a sharp curve. When we were little and went to visit, we looked out for the curve and the large tree that sat on it. For us, this curve was a sign that we'd arrived. Others, however, never seemed to see the curve. This past Thursday, there was a car accident there that killed a driver. This, according to my dad, is the second time someone's been killed on this curve.

1/3/2009 12:01:00 AM
The Gwinnett Daily Post
Driver killed in car crash
By Josh Green
Staff Writer
LILBURN - A Ferrari driver from Auburn was killed and another passenger severely injured in a New Year's Day crash in Lilburn. Police said Russell E. Hays, 32, lost control of the yellow, exotic vehicle near a curve on Harmony Grove Road at Nimblewill Way about 9 p.m. The car left the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert and ejected both occupants as it flipped, Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman said. Hays was partially trapped beneath the car, which caught fire and burned both victims, Spellman said. The passenger, who has not been identified, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with severe burns. Hays died on scene, police said. Spellman said alcohol may have contributed to the crash. Results of toxicology tests are pending.

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