FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (BNC) by Adam Cozort — Members of the Middle Fayette congregation were out door-knocking Sat., Oct. 8, in preparation for their upcoming gospel meeting when tragedy struck. Sixteen-year-old Caelyn Adams and another member were walking on the side of the road when a driver high on prescription drugs hit her head on.
The driver sideswiped the other member, Linda Long.
Adams, the oldest daughter of Nicholas Adams, who preaches with the Middle Fayette congregation, was pronounced dead at a local hospital a short time later.
Local news outlets have reported that police arrested a 42-year-old woman in connection with the incident.
In a post on Facebook, Nicholas expressed thankfulness for the many prayers and messages they have received.
He also asked for prayers for Long, who was with his daughter at the time of the incident. Long administered CPR trying to save her.
Nicholas described Long as, “an extra grandmother to my children,” and the event has been traumatic for her.
A wake will be held Wednesday night, with the memorial service on Thursday.