2 dead, 4 injured in Florida family’s single-car crash in Cherokee

The six people in the pickup truck were all family members who were traveling from Florida for a baseball tournament, the sheriff’s office said.

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The six people in the pickup truck were all family members who were traveling from Florida for a baseball tournament, the sheriff’s office said.

Passengers were all members of the same family on a road trip, officials said

A single-vehicle wreck in Cherokee County spelled tragedy for a Florida family Sunday afternoon, leaving two dead and four injured, authorities said.

A man and woman, identified as 71-year-old Eric Nuzie and 66-year-old Karen Nuzie, were killed on impact, according to the Cherokee sheriff’s office. Both were residents of Tallahassee, Florida.

Two other adults were taken to Wellstar North Fulton Hospital with serious injuries, the sheriff’s office said, and an 11-year-old boy was taken by helicopter to a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospital with serious injuries. The driver sustained minor injuries.

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All six passengers were family members traveling from Florida for a baseball tournament, the sheriff’s office said. Authorities have not shared the identities of the injured family members.

The crash occurred at about 4:30 p.m. off Yellow Creek Road when a Ford F-250 left the road and hit a tree, authorities said. The impact caused extensive damage to the passenger side of the vehicle.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said charges are not expected in this case and that investigators believe the crash was the result of driver fatigue.

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