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Four Children Injured in Athens Wreck; Teen Driver Charged

In all, five people were injured in the crash Wednesday night on North Avenue in Athens, Ga. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

Athens-Clarke County Police have charged a 19-year-old Nicholson man in a wreck that sent five to a local hospital Wednesday night.

According to a police report, a 23-year-old Athens man was a driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla southbound on North Avenue around 10 p.m.  The driver attempted a left turn onto Old Hull Rd when his vehicle was struck in the passenger side by a northbound 1991 Volvo 240 driven by Nathaniel T. Edwards, the report says.

The driver of the Toyota and all four passengers, ages 1-14, were transported to Athens Regional Medical Center.

Edwards was charged with DUI, underage possession/consumption of alcohol, and three counts of serious injury by vehicle.  He was released on a $17,000 bond early Thursday morning, according to jail records.

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