High school coach killed in Ga. 400 crash


Highlights

Jed Lacey of Dawson County died in the four-vehicle crash, according to multiple reports.

A high school soccer coach was killed Saturday morning in a four-vehicle crash on Ga. 400 in Forsyth County, according to multiple news reports.

Jed Lacey of Dawson County High School died and three other people were injured in the crash, which was north of exit 15, according to reports. All vehicles were southbound at the time of the accident.

“We are heartbroken at the loss of a great teacher, coach, and overall great man,” the school system said in a Facebook post about Lacey. “He was loved by our Dawson County family.”

NEW: Join the discussion at the AJC's Crime & Safety Facebook group 

Details of the crash, which closed the freeway for about four hours, were not released. The investigation is ongoing.

RELATED: Read and sign the online guestbook for Coach Jed Lacey


Know what’s really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC’s crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.

In other news:



Next Up in Local

'Kill the NRA' written across billboard on Louisville interstate
'Kill the NRA' written across billboard on Louisville interstate

A vandalized billboard on a major interstate highway in Kentucky has become a focal point for both sides of the gun control debate in the wake of last week’s shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. A sign along I-65 in Louisville reads “Kill the NRA,” the Louisville Courier-Journal reported....
Will Atlanta hit a record high today?
Will Atlanta hit a record high today?

Today: Warm with fog. High: 77 Tonight: Patch fog. Low: 59 Tomorrow: Warm streak continues. High: 76 Atlanta could come close to a record high Tuesday, according to Channel 2 Action News. “Outside of the wedge of cool air in northeast Georgia, it will be warm,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. The record...
Hapeville hosts monthly ‘Meet & Eat’ gatherings
Hapeville hosts monthly ‘Meet & Eat’ gatherings

The city of Hapeville launched a new program called Meet & Eat. It’s for anyone in the Hapeville community to come together to meet new people, discuss local happenings in the community and enjoy lunch together. Meet & Eat meets the first Wednesday of each month, except the Summer months of June, July, and August, when meetings “take a...
East Point hosts Filming 101 information session
East Point hosts Filming 101 information session

Because an earlier session garned overwhelming interest, the city of East Point has set another Film 101 information and listening session for 6:30 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at City Hall Annex, 3121 Norman Berry Drive. East Point businesses and residents, along with film industry partners, can attend to learn more about the filming process in the...
NEW: Woman charged with 14 counts of arson lost home in divorce before Paulding County fire
NEW: Woman charged with 14 counts of arson lost home in divorce before Paulding County fire

A woman charged with 14 counts of first-degree arson had just lost her house in a divorce when she started a fire that destroyed or damaged a total of 20 homes in Paulding County, authorities said. According to the state insurance and safety fire commissioner’s office, Adrienne Satterly was in the process of leaving her home when she set a pile...
More Stories