Woman, 29, killed when car leaves road, hits tree in Gwinnett

A 29-year-old woman was killed early Tuesday when the car she was riding in left the road and hit a tree, Gwinnett County police said.

Candice Tate was in the back seat on the passenger side in the crash near Lawrenceville, Cpl. William Rundles said in a news release. Four other people were in the car.

The crash was on Callie Still Road near Laricks Lane. Lateika Powell, 27, of Monroe, was driving north and attempting to negotiate a curve, according to Rundles. She was driving a Toyota Camry.

“Based on the preliminary investigation, Lateika lost control of her vehicle, crossed over the eastbound lane, went through the westbound lane, and left the roadway,” he said. “Her vehicle went airborne and struck a tree on the driver’s side of the car.”


Police said Powell suffered serious injuries. Ebony Tate, 30, Aaliyah Gonzales, 8, and Mykal Tate, 5, also were injured.

Candice Tate was Gwinnett’s second traffic fatality of 2019, Rundles said.

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