By Sandra Rose  | 

Lexus Todd

A girl who survived a car crash that killed four of her classmates is listed in stable condition at Grady hospital. Lexus Todd was pulled out of the back seat of a Lincoln Navigator after Monday’s deadly collision with a tractor-trailer in south Fulton County.

Lexus and the four deceased boys were classmates at Langston Hughes High School in southwest Atlanta. Her legs were crushed and she suffered bleeding on the brain, her grandmother told Channel 2 Action News.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the four students who were killed in the crash.

The students, identified late Tuesday, are Isaiah Gregory, 15, Cameron Jones, 16, Ke’Ariy Lopez 14, and Octavious Rhodes, 16.

The accident happened about 1:17 p.m. Monday, when the driver of the SUV ran a red light at Ga. 92 and Butner Road, according to the Fulton County Police Dept. The driver was ejected from the SUV. It isn't clear if the students were wearing seat belts.

The tractor-trailer driver was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

The school system provided grief counselors for students and staff after the tragic accident.

“It’s very quiet,” said Anissa Williams, a parent of a student at the school. “I've never gone into any school where there's hundreds of children and heard the silence I heard today. And I can truly say it was birthed out of pain."

  • Ms. Cree

    This is so sad. Praying for the families.

  • hottlanta

    Thanks for mentioning this. Me and Lil Hot was saying if these black kids had shot each other the news in the ATL would be covering it 24/7. If you blink you miss it. They talk about that dayum bridge on Piedmont more than they talk about these bright students on their way to greatness.

  • Faithz

    So sad, Thanks Auntee for the Post .
    God Have Mercy...

  • Vonn

    Prayers for this entire community.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Wow. I heard the story this morning. The female is the only one who survived. I do hope she pulls through.

  • A D N

    Such a sad and horrible story. Please use care when driving...please.

  • Anunnaki

    This is sad, ugggh, I hate to say this But I fear this too, its so dangerous with these kids driving, and some just along for the ride, My heart hurts for these families, and mourn the deceased. this is hurtful for any family... i have a 17 yr old,and nephews this same age.

  • AG

    24 hours and they haven't confirmed all the victims?

  • Sexy CJ

    Condolences 2 The Families....&......Prayers 4 The Lone Survivor.......

  • bemetoo

    wow so sad.. damn why did the driver run the red light???

  • dontgetblocked

    That's a girl? I hope she's okay. (You were all thinking the same thing.)


    South Fulton Parkway has always been a mess. God blessed their souls!!!????????

  • AggieMom96

    Totally out of place but Lexus? Why?

  • Taylordanes

    my sentiments exactly...

  • ItsMeIvory

    my house is located right on butner road and its crazy but accidents happen often there but none this tragic. This was such a senseless act that could have all been avoided and now so many families affected.

  • Tammie Reed

    I did a double take myself glad she is ok

  • Angela Winbush

    So sad. My prayers go up to the families for their loss and strength for the recovery of the survivor ????

  • Tammie Reed

    I have two teens that make me want to have a heart attack! I watch their behavior and have been in the car with my own and they just don't pay attention! Its too much technology, video etc and they just cant handle it! Let alone other peers in the car too! I can only imagine!

  • T Kenny

    was she driving? the drivers usually the only one to survive if only one person lives. ill pray for the families. did anyone hear about the young black girl who killed herself in her dorm i believe and her boyfriend was torn up over it he ended up taking his life too? just wow.

  • nick c

    Back seat no way you gonna survive in the front with a 18 wheeler head on.

  • nick c

    Does NC still have the law only one or two passengers are allowed in the car when the driver is a minor? I remember that odd rule in HS


    Yes so sad ?


    Media control!!! I truly believe it's all for Marta and other political gains ????????????????????

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  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Prayers for those families I cannot fathom their pain.....

  • Passion

    I was about to say the same thing!

  • Teide_luv

    In CA a minor can't drive you period, unless you're an adult.

  • bemetoo

    Its so hard raising teenagers ?????????????????????????????????? but we will stick by their side and love them to pieces

  • C Mack

    During school hours. I wonder if there's going to be an investigation about why they were off campus. The school could get in trouble for that

  • Hmmm~?

    Let this be a lesson to their schoolmates and other teens to stop getting in the car with their teen friends. Myself, both of my parents, and the majority of my family members on both sides have all had some sort of dangerous/near-death experience in this exact same scenario. I don't give a damn what the situation is; walk. Get your parents to drive you. Take an Uber. Take the god damn bus. Kids are too young and dumb to be driving on their own, especially when they're in high school.


    isn't that school hours? were they allowed off campus?

  • Maxima

    This is soooo painful. What could have happened, did the driver take a chance? Were they watching a video, or on the phone? Terrible. Also, never give teenagers a powerful car to drive. A little POS, it runs and that is all. You give them a powerful engine like an SUV and that will be one big ol mash up.

    I hope the girl recovers and gets the physical and emotional help that she needs. I am so sad the entire school is mourning. I am praying for the school, community, the victims, the survivor and the families of all involved.

    Also, I am so broken up about the girl who killed herself in her dorm and then the boyfriend took his life. Our youth are so fragile, just like everyone else's youth. However, they are always portrayed as if they are feral and without feeling. The boy's video was too painful to watch, but I did catch where he said people were blaming him.

    Another lesson in yeah, this is a moment for "the lips to remain touching, and no sound is to emanate from the mouth". I hope whoever was blaming and antagonizing him has trouble sleeping for a loooonng time.

  • Maxima

    Maybe for lunch.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Yeah, I'll admit it... only because you opened the door. Lol My sincerest prayers go out to the families, but these soft bois and hard girls have me so confused I've gone prematurely grey.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I owe Sandra an apology. I was accusing her (in my head) of trying to confuse me. :(

  • Tammie Reed

    My emotions every single day raising teens... Smh!

  • @yeuphonic

    "DriveAlertNow" is the answer to your prayers. It will disable the phones while driving. Once the habit is formed, you can remove it or keep it. Just explore your options, teen driving deaths has increased with the use of social media.

  • NY_Chick

    this is soooo sad. I pray for them all.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Lord Jesus!

  • Queen B

    This is so sad ? Im actually about to close on a home off Butner Rd and that campcreek area is always loaded with trucks.....lord rest their little souls ??

  • Queen B

    Yes but who knows why they were off campus

  • Queen B

    Students in Atlanta are not allowed to give school for lunch. Maybe they were in a co-op program or something

  • Dr. P

    I saw his videos, and she was pregnant. You never know how fragile someone is

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  • Yoni7

    That happened here in my city. Suicide is ugly as fukk!

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Baby, it's not just the youth. We all are fragile, just human existence as a whole.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Same thought I had too ?
    Doesn't change the lose, but I was wondering about that as well.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    They gonna have to change the laws. In NC only one other student other than the driver can be in the car if the driver only has a limited provisional license (which they all have until 18).

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Beibs was always driving in his bowl cut days tho ?
    California be pump-faking when you've got that ?

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    I feel you, my younger sister lived with me her senior year and my rule was either you drive your car and I keep your phone or you take your phone and hit me up for a ride. She hated it, but I would watch her driving on the weekends and I knew she would be called by the angels if I kept letting her operate on her terms. In the end no tickets or accidents BUT I had to replace the clutch in her car twice because she was secretly teaching her boyfriend how to drive a stick-shift. ?

  • 2brefrank

    Not ran a red light...Ugh! No seat belts? This is so terrible and sad!! I pray Lexus survives. I remember the same kind of silence in my high school on 9-11--it was so strange and gut wrenching.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    16 year old kid driving a Lincoln Navigator? Not a good idea.
    No way in the world would I be allowing a 16 year old child of mine to be driving any car by themselves or with friends. Just not happening, unless I'm there in the front passenger seat keeping an eye on things.

  • Tee Tee

    When I started driving to school it was told to me "you are to have no one in this car, if I hear or see anyone other than you in this car, I will take it away and your a ss will be riding the bus to school"
    Teens get distracted while driving especially if they have friends in the vehicle. This is just sad.

  • TeeTee

    yes that South Fulton, Campbellton, Camp Creek area is sooo dangerous. I always take my time when over there

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    The teenage drivers are not allowed to drive between 12 am and 6 am.
    For the 1st 6 months upon issuance of Class D driver’s license, the passengers other than those who are immediately of the drivers are not allowed to accompany while driving.
    During the 2nd 6 month period of obtaining the Class D driver’s license, the license holder will not be able to drive the vehicle on public roads, highways or streets when more than one passenger is in the vehicle with a condition that the passengers are not the driver’s immediate family and are below 21 years of age.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Its against the law here in GA to have four teenagers in a vehicle with a teenager as a driver unless immediate family...

  • Genia

    these babies. My heart to these boys parents...and i pray for Lexus recovery. I hope we also learn what pronoun Lexus is identifying as and use it accordingly..

  • 2brefrank

    So, true. The one accident i got into was with myself backing into a brick wall because all my friends were yelling screaming and playing around in the back. SMH.

  • Tee Tee


  • Miany

    soooo so sad, the double suicide thing blew my mind this weeken. All we can do is TALK to our children. We NEED to understand that things affect them. EVERYTHING affects them and as opposed to assuming he/she will get over it, we need to be compassionate and understanding (even if it all sounds like dumb kid stuff)

  • Miany

    Yea...unfortunately many people blamed him for her death.. idk if it was because she was pregnant or maybe because he was the last person to speak with her...whateva the reason her friends and family blamed him and the blame combined with the grief caused him to kill himself, because of the generation we are in it played out on soc media.. THIS is why many parents are extra nosey/ all in their childs business.

  • JerseyMom

    Too many parents in Georgia give their teens the keys to their cars. The more teens in a car the more dangerous it is.

    My prayers and condolences to families and frIends of the teens injured and killed.

  • Cricket404

    As soon I heard the name -tavious. First off, I feel so sad for the families. RIP little angels. I have questions because I'm curious. Was the 16yo driving? Where were they going at 1pm on a school day? So many different ages, y'all not in the same grade.. and the pic shows the boi throwing up gang signs...Whose Navigator were they driving? A 16yo Mays high school student was killed last week at a gas station in a stolen car, all this foolishness thuggery needs to stop. Signed Mama Auntie.

  • SandraRose

    A boy was driving. The teens ranged in age from 14 to 16.

  • SuperScooper1

    All good questions; When I moved from NYC to the DMV I was surprised at all the kids out and about at 8am and at lunch hour. I was use to Truancy Officers and the big azz NYC Department of Education vans that would scoop up the kids out walking when they should have been at school.

    Oh, and we had to wait until 17 to drive growing up in NJ. Maybe I'm getting old but the 16 of 10 years ago is not today's 16. These kids seem like they can barely hold a conversation let alone operate a vehicle...So sad.

  • SuperScooper1

    Thanks for the info!

  • interestingconcept1

    Me too. Also we didn't have social media/phones

  • Malcom Flex

    Is that a girl? If so she got raised by grandmomma got molested and now wants to be a boy.

  • Tena

    I know accidents can happen anywhere. But I was told the death rate of teenagers killed in car crashes are extremely high in GA. When we lived there when my son was in high school I was extremely nervous when he got his drivers license.

    Rip to the victims.

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  • 4RGSpot

    Whoa- I kept reading this article looking for the pic of the girl that survived thinking they were posting a pic of one of the boys that died..... My bad...... Really traumatic and sad for all involved. Hope she has a full recovery. Prayers for the families.

  • Wiise_nubiian

    That's one hell of an assumption smh ????

  • Look@m3

    When I saw it on the news, I was kind of confused too. This is such an horrible situation...Even in the mix on the news converage they were trying to determine if the kids were cutting school because the accident happened during school hours. I was like this is so unnecessary. They could have kept that off the news. These parents lost their child!

  • Look@m3

    Lord good concept! I was never told that but of course cell phones weren't out and prevalent in school! I did have my friends in the car packed up like sardines with me but I do see the distraction!!

  • Tahj

    Im sorry, Malcom, c'mon man, No matter what she was / is. SHE WAS HURT and kids were killed. I dont know if you have children or even want any. But you cant control who your kids want to be. ALL THAT MATTERS is that as a HUMAN MALCOM, and you are human. another human was hurt and killed. Dont loose compassion for humanity. what if this was your family memeber. your sister. you would love her and be hurt by the comments you made. I cant control you and you do have freedom of speech. so before you get angry at me and lash out with more negative comments. PLEASE TAKE ONE MINUTE TO THINK of what im saying. God Bless.

  • 4RGSpot

    Exactly!!!! Just horrible, horrible, horrible.

  • free

    a lot of them are driving high-powered cars--SUVs, BMWs, etc. plus our roads are not straight, although i think this one was. they are curvy, hilly, no lights, with no room for error. according to our driving laws (due to excessive teenage deaths), a driver that young was not even supposed to have other teens in the car.

  • free

    same thing here in georgia. they broke the law. i don't even know if they can have even one, maybe a sibling.