GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Three teenagers were killed and a fourth was critically injured in a crash leaving a high school football game in Gwinnett County Friday night.
The accident happened in the 4400 block of Steve Reynolds Boulevard around 10:15 p.m. - not far outside of Norcross, Georgia.
According to Gwinnett County Police, a Toyota 4-runner, driven by 18-year-old Brandon Martinez, was leaving the Meadowcreek High School football game and swerved to avoid a collision. The vehicle struck a guardrail and then collided with a tree.
Emergency responders found the heavily damaged black SUV, which had run off the roadway and down a nearby embankment.
Three people inside the vehicle were killed. They were identified as Martinez, 18-year-old Nelson Umanzor and 16-year-old Naseer Alwakeel.
The fourth person, later identified by police as 17-year-old Mesiah Allen, was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center Lawrenceville in critical condition. He remained in critical condition Saturday morning.
The accident remains under investigation. Police believe speeding may have been a factor in the crash.
The school tweeted about the tragedy:
Pray for Meadowcreek and the families affected by this tragedy.— Meadowcreek Soccer⚽️ (@CreekFutbol) October 28, 2017
We will miss you Nelson. pic.twitter.com/a8a1hrhj87— Meadowcreek Soccer⚽️ (@CreekFutbol) October 28, 2017