This past Thursday, September 22, 2011, two students in their first year at Georgia College and State University were tragically killed in a car crash. Two other passengers in this single car crash were seriously injured.
According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the two men who died from this car crash were Alexander Delor and John Harof. Both were from Gwinnett County and graduated from Collins High School last year.
The students were on their way back to the Georgia College campus around 1 a.m. they were coming from Walmart. Smith was driving and lost control of the vehicle, a Mini Cooper. The Cooper went airborne and flipped several times, landing in a tree.
Emergency rescue personnel had to extricate Harof and Delor, who were passengers in the back of the car. They both died at the scene. Zecker and Smith were transported to Oconee Medical Center in Milledgeville and then they were taken to the Medical Center of Georgia in Macon.
Sadly, car crashes are all too common. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were about 5,811,000 traffic crashes reported to the police in 2008. In those crashes, 37,261 people were killed and 2,346,000 people were injured.
The college will be announcing a memorial service for the students soon. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Harof and Delor.