NW Georgia teen falls off bike, killed by oncoming SUV

A 14-year-old northwest Georgia girl died Thursday after falling off her bike and into the path of an oncoming SUV, the State Patrol said Friday.

Elizabeth Seacrest was riding her bike eastbound on Plainville Road in southwest Gordon County when she lost control and fell off, landing in the westbound lane, around 5:20 p.m., Cpl. Jack Lawrence told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. When she fell off, Elizabeth landed in the path of a Jeep Cherokee, Lawrence said. She was not wearing a helmet, he said.

“The car struck her with the left rear tire,” Lawrence said.

Elizabeth was taken to Floyd Medical Center, where she died, Lawrence said.

The Jeep’s driver and a passenger were each charged with traffic offenses.

Christopher Lee Williams, 35, of Rome, was charged with driving on a revoked license, the State Patrol said. His passenger, Candace Annette Cromer, 32, of Kingston, owned the vehicle, and was charged with allowing an unlicensed person to drive the vehicle and no proof of insurance.

Elizabeth was a student at Ashworth Middle School, the Calhoun Times reported.