- Associated Press - Sunday, October 18, 2015

MADISON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Morgan County High School football player has been killed in a single-vehicle wreck hours after a game.

The Georgia State Patrol told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (https://on-ajc.com/1RigFYk ) that 17-year-old Seth Daniel Stapleton was driving a pickup truck, lost control in a slight curve and ran off the road around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities say Stapleton wasn’t wearing a seatbelt when ejected from the vehicle after the truck hit a driveway culvert and two trees then overturned. Stapleton was taken to Morgan Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say was the only person in the truck. He was a senior offensive lineman at Morgan County.

The Morgan County High School Touchdown Club will be holding a candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. Sunday on the school’s football field.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

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