Driver faces homicide, DUI charges after crash kills teen soccer player

Brayden Lewis Clark  (Credit: Dawson County Sheriff's Office)
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Brayden Lewis Clark (Credit: Dawson County Sheriff's Office)

A 21-year-old is facing homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence charges in connection to a crash that killed a 15-year-old high school athlete last week, officials said.

Brayden Lewis Clark of Loganville allegedly ran a stop sign about 9:30 p.m. July 4 and struck an Acura at the intersection of Lumpkin Campground and Industrial Park roads in Dawson County, according to a police report obtained Monday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Dawson County is about 75 miles northeast of Atlanta.

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Eliza Farrell of Forsyth County was killed in a car crash Tuesday in Dawson County. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Eliza Farrell of Forsyth County was killed in a car crash Tuesday in Dawson County. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)
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Eliza Farrell of Forsyth County was killed in a car crash Tuesday in Dawson County. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Clark was driving a 2011 Dodge Ram truck, officials said.

Xavier Sanchez, 16, was driving the Acura with passengers Eliza Farrell, 15, Rachel Rajczak, 15, and Kevin Arias, 16, The AJC previously reported.

Farrell, a member of the Lambert High School junior varsity soccer team in Forsyth County, was pronounced dead on the scene after paramedics extricated her from the Acura, the report states. The other three teens sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Clark was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, where blood test results for drugs and alcohol are pending.

He was listed in stable condition.

In addition to the homicide by vehicle and DUI charges, Clark faces reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign and other traffic citations.

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