Webb Bridge Crash Victim Dies from Injuries

An Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman reports the Fulton County medical examiner's office said Akshay Panducherry has died.

The 18-year-old driver of a Ferrari that crashed off Webb Bridge Road on Oct. 19 has died, making it a fatality crash investigation.

"Sadly, the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has been advised by the Fulton County medical examiner’s office that the driver of the Ferrari crash on October 19th has died of his injuries," said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, in a release today.

Akshay Panducherry, age 18, of Alpharetta, was the driver of the car. His passenger, Harshavardhan Patlolla, age 21, also of Alpharetta, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital by Life Flight helicopter the same morning.

Panducherry's car was traveling eastbound on Webb Bridge Road at a high rate of speed at 3:48 a.m. when it left the roadway, narrowly missing the bridge at Big Creek, Gordon said last week. The Ferarri "missed the bridge abutment by just a few yards when they started to exit the roadway," he said.

The victims managed to crawl out of the burning car after the crash. Two Life Flight helicopters landed at Alpharetta High School's baseball field to pick them up. As they suffered significant burns, they were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital that morning.

Gordon reported that speed was a contributing factor in the crash, according to the preliminary investigation.


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