A couple from Florida was killed in a crash on Yellow Creek Road Sunday, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to the sheriff’s office, an investigation showed a Ford F-250 was traveling south on Yellow Creek Road when it left the roadway and struck a tree, causing “extensive damage” to the passenger side of the truck cab.

The front right passenger and the right rear passenger, Eric Nuzie, 71, and Karen Nuzie, 66, from Tallahassee, were killed on impact.

An 11-year-old boy was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with serious injuries, and two other adults were transported to Wellstar North Fulton Hospital with serious injuries, the sheriff’s office reported. The driver sustained minor injuries.

All involved are family members from Florida who were in the metro area for a baseball tournament, according to the sheriff’s office.


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