Charles Boykins died Saturday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Alabama. He was 19.
Photo: Family photo
Photo: Family photo

Georgia college freshman dies in crash returning from spring break

A college freshman from Gwinnett County was killed Saturday morning as he returned from a spring break trip to the beach, his family said. 

Charles Jaylin Boykins, 19, was a 2017 graduate of Brookwood High School and a freshman at the University of North Georgia. He planned to become an orthopedic surgeon, his aunt told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

After spending several days in Panama City Beach, Boykins was a passenger in a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer that left the roadway around 8:56 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 431 near Phenix City, Ala. He died from injuries.

Read more about Boykins on myajc.com.

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