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

Forsyth County restaurant inspection scores

Forsyth County • Blue Fin Sushi & Thai, 5075 Post Road, Cumming. 90/A • La Hacienda, 7754 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suwanee. 89/B • Red Robin, 370 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. 85/B • Rene’s Café, 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming. 77/C • Rooster’s Cafe, 216 Atlanta Highway, Cumming. 98/A
Gwinnett County restaurant inspection scores

Gwinnett County • ATL Pho, 4805 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn. 77/C • Culver’s, 1133 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville. 88/B • East Pearl Seafood Restaurant, 1810 Liddell Lane, Duluth. 87/B • Kiko’s Tacos & More, 3435 Medlock Bridge Road, Norcross. 86/B • Monterrey Mexican Restaurant, 910 Athens Highway, Loganville...
Fulton County restaurant inspection scores

Fulton County • Arepita Café, 11105 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 100/A • Barrelhouse, 22 5th St., Atlanta. 82/B • Café Posh, 4920 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 100/A • Gu’s Dumplings, 99 Krog St., Atlanta. 82/B • Richards’ Southern Fried, 99 Krog St., Atlanta. 74/C
DeKalb County restaurant inspection scores

DeKalb County • First Wok, 3348 Buford Highway, Atlanta. 90/A • Lan Zhou Ramen, 5231 Buford Highway, Doraville. 86/B • Masti Indian Street Eats, 2945 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta. 96/A • New Wonder Wok, 3365 Glenwood Road, Decatur. 86/B • Seasons 52, 90 Perimeter Center W., Dunwoody. 87/B
Q&A on the news: Aug. 21

Q: On what basis did state officials predict 53,000 people will be driving north from Atlanta to witness the solar eclipse? —Mirza Ismail, Fayetteville A: The Georgia Department of Transportation reported that approximately 53,000 people will be traveling to the state’s northeast corner to witness the eclipse, based on information presented...
More Stories