Fatality Accident – Oakland Rd near Herrington Rd
(Lawrenceville, Georgia) The Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a Sunday crash that left one person dead. On Sunday, October 13, at around 2:15pm, officers assigned to the Central Precinct were dispatched to a traffic accident on Oakland Road near Herrington Road. The caller told the 911 Center that a car had flipped over. When officers arrived, they found a grey Nissan Maxima resting on its side down an embankment in a creek.
Based on the preliminary investigation, it was determined that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Oakland Road approaching Herrington Road. The driver lost control and drove off the right shoulder, overcorrected, spun, and then left the roadway on the opposite side of the road. The vehicle struck a tree in a creek.
Asaviya Hazley (age 17, Lawrenceville) was seated in the backseat behind the passenger. She died as a result of her injuries.
The other 3 occupants were all transported to a local hospital with varying injuries. Two of them were 20 years old, and the other was 15 years old. It appears as none of the occupants were wearing seatbelts.
The roadway was shut down for a few hours during the investigation.