Wednesday June 19th, 2024 1:03AM

Forsyth County to dedicate intersection in honor of 1998 car accident victims

By William Daughtry

On Thursday, May 30, Forsyth County will hold a dedication ceremony of the newly named Lawhorne Memorial Intersection in honor of three adolescents that were killed in a 1998 car accident. 

Kristi Jayne, 18, Tabbatha Rene’, 15, and Karolyn “Karri” Marie Lawhorne, 14, died at the intersection in northern Forsyth County on May 17, 1998. The intersection is located at Ga. 400 and Settingdown Circle.

“We were honored to work with the Lawhorne family, and our state delegation, to bring this memorial to the community and it is my hope that it will serve as a reminder to all of how precious life truly is and what a blessing it is,” said District 4 Commissioner Cindy Mills. 

“To be able to honor the memory of these bright, young ladies that were taken too soon in a tragic accident, is important for the Lawhorne family but also for us as a community.”

The dedication follows the passing of Resolution 1118 in the Georgia House of Representatives, which authorized the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to put up and maintain appropriate signs dedicating the intersection. 

Forsyth County says that the public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. at the site of the memorial sign.

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