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Victim in Fatal Accident Identified As Oconee Man Reported Missing Last Week

The body of missing UGA student Quinton Ayers was discovered Monday in his vehicle in Gwinnett County, Ga.

The victim in a single car has been identified as that of , according to Fox 5 News.

Ayers, a UGA student, was last seen in Athens around 1 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. His last cell phone activity was traced to a location near the Gwinnett County Airport.

His vehicle was discovered approximately 40 feet off the roadway.

"It was resting on its side and appeared to have hit a tree at significant speed," said Gwinnett County Police public information officer Cpl. Jake Smith in a released statement.

Smith added that the vehicle was spotted by a passing tractor trailer driver who was able to make out the truck's undercarriage due to his elevated position.

At this time, police do not believe any other vehicles were involved and do not have any information regarding how fast the vehicle was traveling at the time of the accident or whether alcohol was involved.

Highway 316 was shut down for several hours while police investigated the crash and reopened just before 10 p.m.

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Beth Barrow Bridges September 04, 2012 at 04:05 AM
This is a Mother's worst nightmare. I am praying for his poor Mother, who lives in Watkinsville, and the rest of his family and friends. Another victim of 316.
Kim C. September 04, 2012 at 10:22 AM
So sorry to hear of this. Prayers are with his family.
Clint Watson September 04, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Does anyone know if this young man had a brother named Tommy?

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