March 23, 2014 A 13-year-old Forsyth County girl died on Saturday afternoon after the vehicle she was a passenger in was struck at an intersection in northeast Forsyth County.
According to Deputy First Class Andrew Ives of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Traffic Specialist Unit, the collision occurred at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Martin Road and Shadburn Road. A 2008 Ford F250, being driven by Jason Kenney of Cumming, Ga., was traveling west on Martin Road approaching Shadburn Road.
A 1998 Acura TL, being driven by Kori Pirkle, 19, of Cumming, Ga., was traveling east on Martin Road and was making a left turn onto Shadburn Road when the two vehicles collided in the intersection.
Ives said the impact in the collision was on the passenger's side of the Acura where the 13-year-old was sitting.
The 13-year-old passenger in Pirkle's vehicle, identified as Kayla Pirkle, was air lifted to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite where she died later Saturday afternoon as a result of her injuries.
The driver and passenger are sisters.
Deputy First Class Ives said Kenney and two passengers in the truck were not injured.
The 19-year-old driver of the Acura was transported to North Fulton Hospital with minor injuries where she has been treated and released.
The collision remains under investigation by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Crash Investigations Unit.