Teen arrested for DUI after fatal crash on Sunday night in Gilmer County
According to the Georgia State Patrol: "On Sunday, May 31, at approximately 10:10 p.m., a trooper responded to a single vehicle crash on State Route 282 at MM1 with ejection and entrapment. The preliminary investigation indicates that Max Evans, age 19 of Ellijay lost control of his vehicle and overturned off of the south shoulder of the roadway striking a tree. The three passengers in the vehicle were ejected. The passenger Patrick Spagnola, age 19 of Ellijay, was that was seated in the right front seat was deceased when emergency units arrived. The driver of the vehicle suffered from minor injuries, the driver was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and placed under arrest on scene. The GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is assisting with the crash investigation. Evans was injured but not transported. Charges are pending the completion of the SCRT investigation. Passenger Jessica Mae Elmore, age 18 of Jasper, was injured and transported to Wellstar Kennestone. Passenger Cloey Essay, age 16 of Ellijay, was injured and transported to Erlanger Hospital."