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Taylor Scott Swing, 18, and Cecily Hamilton, 16, killed in car crash into Town Creek near Gene Nix Road in Cleveland, Georgia

Modified Date: 
Mon, 06/19/2017 - 2:45pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, March 15, 2015

2 teenagers killed after car overturns in creek

Authorities say two teenagers from White County are dead after a vehicle overturned in a creek west of the north Georgia town of Cleveland.

Wreck kills 2 White County teens

The wreck, which took place about 10:15 a.m., also killed a 16-year-old White County girl.

Two White County Teens Killed In Weekend Accident

White County Deputy Corner Josh Barrett identified the two victims as 18-year old  Taylor Scott Swing and 16 year old Cecily Hamilton, both of Cleveland.  Barrett said, “ preliminary investigation, it’s going to be ruled a drowning  at this point,  there’s no  physical signs of any other injuries  other than that.”  

Grieving dad arrested after building barricade on bridge where teen died

Since his daughter’s death, Hamilton said community outreach and a scholarship organization in Cecily’s honor,, has helped him through the pain. Scholarships will be awarded for cheerleading, one of his daughter’s passions, he said.

Barriers placed at White County bridge where teens died

White County officials have placed temporary concrete barriers at a bridge on Gene Nix Road, where the father of one of two fatal wreck victims was arrested Sunday for trying to put up his own barriers.

Sheriff recommends no charges for grieving father arrested at scene of accident

Shannon Hamilton was arrested for trying to put guardrails up near a small bridge where his 16-year-old daughter and her friend died in March. Hamilton said he understands why he was arrested and isn't upset with police.

District attorney drops charge against grieving father

“I expressed to (Hamilton) my sympathies for the tragedy his family had suffered, and he was very apologetic about his actions,” the prosecutor said. “I was very understanding of the grief he was suffering.”

Taylor Scott Swing, 18, of Cleveland, Georgia, was the driver of a vehicle that for unknown reasons left Gene Nix Road, went off an embankment, and overturned in Town Creek on Sunday. Local media reports that a 16-year-old girl from White County also died in the single-vehicle crash. 

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Taylor Scott Swing
Cecily Hamilton
Gene Nix Road


This accident, or at least the segment from Mr. Barrett is confusing. This was a single car accident, the car was rolled, then ended up upside down in a creek, yet the accident is "going to be ruled a drowning at this point, there's no physical signs of any other injuries other than that."??? So no one saw the accident, no one knows what caused it, and there are apparently no injuries other than drowning to the bodies of the two victims who were in a car that rolled and flipped over into a creek? Weird. My condolences to both families...I'm so sorry for your loss.

It's been a year now and it still feels like yesterday you were in the white county high school halls. I love both of y'all and miss y'all ever much it will never be the same. #bringit4cec #the truth never dies

I have begged for factual information regarding our daughter's death. I have been blocked from the opportunity to get data from the vehicle. Any person who may be able to help us understand what may have happened, please send me an email at We just want to know why we are living every day without our baby girl. 

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