Areale Leigh Nunn, 22, and Erich Boecklbauer, 23, both of Austell, and 20-year-old Crystal Crews of Kennesaw were killed after a train struck their car on the driver’s side of the vehicle at a railroad crossing on Grand Smith Road in Toccoa.
Stephens said their deaths will be associated with trauma, but he has not released the official cause of death report from the county’s medical examiner’s office.
According to Gordy Wright with Georgia State Patrol, who is handling the investigation, the accident happened at about 10 p.m. Friday.
“The car was pushed off the tracks and caught fire after impact,” he said. “One person was ejected from the vehicle.”
The railroad crossing was stop-sign controlled, and the vehicle was hit as they were crossing the tracks.