Updated: Norcross High Basketball Player Dies in Car Wreck

Darrian George lost control of an SUV in Florida, according to reports.

Updated Oct. 10 1:22 p.m. 

Darrian George, a 17-year-old Norcross High School basketball player, was killed in a car accident in Florida early Saturday morning.  

The student was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe, heading to Miami on I-75, when he lost control, according to the highway patrol report. The car travelled across several lanes of traffic and overturned, killing George and three other family members. 

Tiffany Bradshaw, 30, Kayden George, 3, and Kyia George, 7, also died in the accident. None were wearing their safety belts, according to the report. Three other passengers were injured in the accident, none of whom had their seatbelts on. 

"We lost a wonderful young man last night. Even though he had only been with us for a few short weeks it seemed like he had been here forever. Rest in peace Darrian George," read the team's initial statement. "You were an unbelievably talented basketball player but an even better person. You will be greatly, greatly missed. Hold it down on Heaven's courts until we see you again."

There has already been an outpouring of supportive comments. 

On Sunday night, the team released some more details about George via their Facebook page. They said George had recently transferred to Norcross from Charleston, SC and was enrolled in Advanced Placement and honors courses. 

"He had a smile and personality that lit up the room," they wrote. 

The note also described his prowess on the basketball court. "He was an exceptional basketball player and in the few short weeks he was here had already received several college basketball scholarship offers," it went on. 

"He told everyone he could about how happy he was recently. We are honored to have known him and are better people for it."


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