Cobb Teen Charged in Crash that Killed Two Teens in Cherokee County

Cobb Teen Charged in Crash that Killed Two Teens in Cherokee County


🚨 The Gist: Oliver Luis Roman, an 18-year-old from Powder Springs, was arrested on multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, after a deadly crash in Woodstock that took two teenage lives.

🛑 The Details: The Cherokee community is grappling with the aftermath of a car crash on Towne Lake Parkway. The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office has charged Oliver Luis Roman following the crash on January 9 that resulted in fatalities. The victims, Esteban Cortez-Rendon and Gabriel Escandon, were both local teenagers. Roman is being held without bond.

📊 By The Numbers:

  • 2 lives lost in the accident
  • 2 counts of Vehicular Homicide
  • 2 counts of Serious Injury by Vehicle
  • 1 Reckless Driving charge
  • 1 Violation of Class D License

🌐 The Big Picture: Traffic safety and the enforcement of laws for younger drivers are back in the spotlight, as this tragic event adds to the statistics of teen-related vehicular accidents.

Teen Road Fatalities: Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death among U.S. teenagers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2,500 teens die in car accidents per year. While this age group represents only 7% of the total U.S. population, they account for nearly 8% of total motor vehicle crash deaths.

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