DeKalb County Teacher Killed in Leesburg

A Collinsville school teacher was killed in a single-vehicle accident

occurring early this morning in Leesburg. According to Cherokee County Coroner Jeremy Deaton, the victim has been identified as 36-year old Joshua Burrell of a Heflin address; he was pronounced dead at the scene. Burrell’s SUV crashed into a metal pole in front of Leesburg Town Hall around 7:20am. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. The cause of the wreck remains under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department.


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