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The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team has been called in to investigate a fatality that happened on Stagecoach Road Monday afternoon. A 23-year-old Camilla resident was ejected and killed in the single-vehicle accident that happened around 3 p.m.
Cody Prevatt was one of five people in a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac that overturned multiple times, according to T.F.C. Frank Gay with the Georgia State Patrol. Trooper Gay says none of the occupants of the vehicle were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, but Prevatt was the only one ejected.
Also in the Sport Trac were Nicholas Kirkland, 17, of Pelham; Carson Champion, 17, of Pavo; Paten Brooks, 17, of Pelham; and Gabriel Hynote, 17, of Pelham. They received only minor scrapes in the accident, says Gay.
Trooper Gay says the investigators are trying to determine who was driving at the time of the wreck. Prevatt, he says, was a passenger.
A dog that belonged to Prevatt was also in the vehicle, and managed to survive. Trooper Gay says the dog never left Prevatt’s side as officers investigated the scene.
The friends were driving westbound on Stagecoach Road heading towards GA93 when the wreck happened, according to Gay. Preliminary investigation shows the vehicle drove towards the left ditch and when the driver corrected, he lost control and struck an embankment on the ditch to the North, causing the vehicle to overturn multiple times. T.F.C. Gay says it was raining at the time.