Pickens County is about 60 miles north of Atlanta.
Few details were provided about the crash, but Simonds was reportedly driving on Salem Church Road when it occurred. His vehicle was the only one involved.
A passenger in the car, who was also a juvenile, was “alert and speaking with first responders on the scene,” authorities said, but had to be flown to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Specifics on that person’s condition were not provided.
“We would also like to ask that everyone pray for the students and staff at Pickens High School as well,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook. “School officials are going to have additional counselors on hand at Pickens High School on Monday to assist with any grieving students.”