Single-car accident near Alabama/Georgia state line kills one

Aman was killed late Saturday night near the Alabama/Georgia state line after a one-caraccident. The wreck occurred on County Road 123 in Cherokee County, about a mileand a half west of Georgia. Four people were traveling in a 2000 Toyota Tundrawhen the car crashed around 10:55 p.m. All passengers, whose ages range from 20 to 22, weretransported to Cherokee Medical Center for treatment. One of the passengers,Justin Ballard, 22, of Rome, Georgia later died. The conditions of the threeother passengers are unknown. Alabama State Troopers are continuing toinvestigate the accident.