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Southwest DeKalb High School Devastated by Deadly Crash

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

On Friday, October 29, 2010 four Southwest DeKalb High School students were in a car accident on Kelly Chapel Road.  The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. when a car driven by Myles McBride, a 17-year-old senior at Southwest DeKalb, swerved to avoid a dog and crashed into another car before flipping over. 

This Georgia car crash killed McBride’s younger sister, 14-year-old Carmon McBride.  Myles McBride was seriously injured but is expected to survive.  Two other passengers, a senior named Shakar’e Gilbert and a freshman named Jasmine Coleman, were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and reported to be in critical condition following the accident.

Myles McBride and his three passengers were all members of the school’s marching band and had left practice shortly before the crash.

Roger Woodward and his three-year-old son were travelling in the other car.  They were both taken to the hospital but are not believed to be in serious condition.

We extend our condolences to the family, friends and classmates of Carmon McBride, and we extend our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Myles McBride, Shakar’e Gilbert, Jasmine Coleman, Roger Woodward and Nicolas Woodward.  We also extend our support to the entire Southwest DeKalb High School community during this difficult time.

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