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Car on Fire Crashes Through Fence, Body of Driver Recovered
7/24/14 11:21 AM
Cherokee County Fire Investigator, Ashley Cornelison, is investigating a cause of the fire.
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Cherokee County Fire Investigator, Ashley Cornelison, is investigating a cause of the fire.
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a car fire last night just shortly before 11 o’clock on Ball Ground Highway (Highway 372), near the intersection of Dodd Lane.
 
According to a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputy, a couple was traveling west bound on the highway when they noticed a vehicle coming in the opposite direction that was on fire. The couple turned their car around to go back and check on the vehicle and later noticed that the car had left the highway, went through a pasture fence and traveled approximately 240 feet before crashing into a ditch.
 
When the deputy arrived on the scene, he reported that the car was fully involved. Once the fire was extinguished, authorities found the body of the driver. The vehicle, a 1998 Honda Accord, was burned extensively. 
 
The body was sent to the Georgia Crime Lab early this morning. A spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol said this morning that the body, as of yet, has not been identified. They hope to have an identification of the subject later on today. A local wrecker service used a Bobcat to remove the vehicle from the ditch.
 
Investigators with Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services were investigating a cause last night and are continuing their investigation this morning.
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The Georgia State Patrol were also on the scene.
The Georgia State Patrol were also on the scene.
The accident occurred shortly before 11PM last night.
The accident occurred shortly before 11PM last night.
A Bobcat was brought in to remove the vehicle from the ditch.
A Bobcat was brought in to remove the vehicle from the ditch.
Cherokee County Fire Investigator, Shane Daniel, looks at the car.
Cherokee County Fire Investigator, Shane Daniel, looks at the car.
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