From Pickens Sheriff Press Release
Earlier this afternoon, a tragic automobile accident claimed the life of 16-year-old Jordan Simonds. Along with Jordan, a passenger was also injured and had to be flown to Kennestone Hospital.
The accident only involved one vehicle and it occurred on Salem Church Road. The Georgia State Patrol Responded and is conducting the investigation into the accident at this time.
Jordan was a Sophomore at Pickens High School and played on the PHS Football team.
We are asking our community to keep the Simonds family, in your thought and prayers. We would also like to ask that everyone pray for the students and staff at Pickens High School as well. School officials are going to have additional counselors on hand at Pickens High School on Monday to assist with any grieving students.
The passenger was also a juvenile and he was alert and speaking with First Responders on the scene. At this time, we are not releasing his name but can confirm that his family members have been contacted.