East Laurens High School student killed in weekend crash

Austin "AJ" McCullars was a passenger in an EZ-Go Slingshot vehicle that ran off the roadway.

Georgia State Patrol reports 17-year-old Austin “AJ” McCullars was a passenger in an EZ-Go Slingshot vehicle. The incident report states the vehicle was traveling east on Sportsman Club Road around 7:20 Sunday evening. The vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree, causing both McCullars and the driver to be ejected.

The 54-year-old driver was transported to Atrium Health Navicent in Macon. McCullars died at the scene.

In a Facebook post, the Laurens County School District said the following:

“His presence in our school district will be sorely missed by his Adaptive Learning class and East Laurens family. AJ was loving, kind and full of life. We are all saddened that his life has been cut short. Please keep his family, friends, teachers, work family and staff members in your thoughts and prayers. The days that lie ahead will be difficult, but we can reflect on the positive impact AJ has left within our school and community.”

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