16-year-old injured in Chattooga 4-wheeler accident has died. Earlier: Three teens injured in separate four-wheel accidents.

16-year-old injured in Chattooga 4-wheeler accident has died. Earlier: Three teens injured in separate four-wheel accidents.

One of two Chattooga County teens seriously injured in a Saturday four-wheeler accident has died.

Joshua Hernandez-Solis, 16, was listed as the driver of the vehicle in the report compiled by the Georgia State Patrol. A 16-year-old girl also was injured.

Josh was a sophomore at Trion High School and his arrangements are under the care of Mason Funeral Home. His obituary follows:

Mr. Joshua Hernandez Solis, age 16, of Trion, GA, died Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Erlanger Medical Center from injuries sustained in an A.T.V. accident.

Josh was born October 25, 2004, in Rome, GA, to Andres P. Hernandez Pedro and Secilia Solis Diego.  He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Josh was a sophomore at Trion High School where he had played football.

Josh is preceded in death by his grandfather, Pedro Santos Hernandez.

Survivors include his parents, Andres P. Hernandez Pedro and Secilia Solis Diego; brothers, Timoteo Hernandez Solis, Santos Andres Hernandez Solis, and Andres Hernandez; grandmother, Maria Diego; uncles, Carlos Vicente, Salvador Hernandez, Efrain Hernandez, Francisco Solis, Santos Hernandez; aunts, Mercedes Hernandez, Rosa Hernandez, and Maria Francisco; cousins, Rosa Hernandez, Noemi Hernandez, Ester Hernandez, Maria Guzman, Ana Valdez, Jessica Hernandez, Jose Luis Hernandez, Angel Hernandez, Andres Francisco, Damian Valdez, Jasmine Solis, and Maria Solis.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 19, 2021, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in West Hill Cemetery.

Josh will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service on Sunday.

Due to the current health concerns for the community, those in attendance are asked to keep in mind the current guidelines and restrictions set forth by the C.D.C. as it pertains to social gatherings including the use of face masks and hand sanitizer.

 


PREVIOUSLY

Three teen-agers are hospitalized on Monday following separate weekend four-wheeler accidents, one Sunday near Silver Creek and another Saturday close to Summerville.

Silver Creek: Floyd County Police are investigating a four-wheeler accident that apparently injured a Pepperell area student Sunday evening.

The student has been identified as a 14-year-old male and the accident happened off Abrams Road around 7:45 p.m., says Police Sgt. Chris Fincher.

Life Flight was called to the scene to transport the teen.


Chattooga County: The Georgia State Patrol has the following preliminary investigative findings; the crash remains under investigation.

On Sept. 11, at 1:03 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 38 Rome was requested to investigate a crash on Knox Street near Howard Avenue in Chattooga County.  The preliminary investigation shows a 2012 Honda Foreman 4-wheeler was traveling north on Knox Street.

The 4-wheeler crossed the centerline and was traveling north in the south lane.  The driver over-corrected to get back in the north lane and lost control of the 4-wheeler.  Both the driver and passenger of the 4-wheeler were ejected. The driver and passenger both suffered injuries in this crash.

The driver was a male, age 16; his passenger was a 16-year-old female.

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