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Two Treutlen Teens Killed
Monday, 01 July 2013

July 1--  A one-vehicle accident killed two Treutlen County teenagers Saturday evening.

According to Treutlen County Coroner Greg Higgs, 14-year-old Shykeria Flanders was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene of the accident on a county dirt road near the Boiling Springs community southeast of Soperton.

The other victim, 15-year-old Tykeria Phillips, was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah and was pronounced dead at the hospital.  A 19-year-old passenger, Tashon Strickland, suffered head injuries and was also taken to Savannah.

The accident happened a little after six p.m. Saturday when the vehicle left the road and hit a tree.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper David Lawrence is investigating the accident.

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