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Vander Damiano was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Towne Lake Parkway Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities have identified the teenager who was killed Tuesday in a motorcycle accident in the Towne Lake community near Woodstock.

Vander Damiano, 19, from Woodstock, was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Towne Lake Parkway Tuesday afternoon, the Cherokee Sheriff's Office reported.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, sheriff's office spokesperson Capt. Jay Baker said.

"Preliminary indications are that speed was a contributing factor in this accident," Baker said Tuesday.

A GoFundMe was established to help Damiano's family with memorial expenses. As of Wednesday evening, the fundraiser had raised $8,525.

"Vander was a beautiful soul and a light to everyone around him," Blake Nash, the fundraiser organizer, wrote on the page.

To donate, visit


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