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Woman Dies on Silver Comet Trail

A woman is dead after crashing her ATV on the Silver Comet Trail Friday night. Police believe alcohol was involved.

A woman is dead after she and a friend riding in an ATV crashed the motorized vehicle on the Silver Comet Trail shortly after midnight.

The woman, 52-year-old Elizabeth Z. Neesley of Austell, was ejected from her seat in the red ATV when it collided with a metal pole placed in the middle of the trail to prevent motor vehicles access on the trail. After the vehicle collided with the pole, it caught fire and burned, police said.

Randall P. Gianisiracusa, 52 of Austell, was the other occupant of the ATV. He sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash, which occurred east of Floyd Road.

Gianisiracusa was treated at the scene and then released.

Cobb Police are investigating the crash and have not yet determined who was driving the vehicle when it crashed.

Officer Mike Bowman stated in a release, "Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in this crash and charges may be pending upon completion of this investigation."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to conduct Cobb Police at (770) 499-3987.

Art July 02, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Why was the driver released at the scene? He committed vehicular homicide. If the attending officers smelled alcohol on him, he should have been tested and arrested.
Art July 02, 2012 at 12:57 PM
I'm just glad nobody innocent was hurt.
Kiri Walton July 02, 2012 at 02:42 PM
If you knew Elizabeth Z. Neesley personally, please send me a message to kiri.walton@patch.com.
Me July 05, 2012 at 05:50 AM
I met Elizabeth two summers ago when our boys played on the same tennis team at Sweetwater. What a great lady- she was kind, generous, funny and she just had such a nice way about her. This truly is a very sad tragedy and I send my prayers out to her young son and to all her family.
gina g July 05, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Art.. Read the article. Investigators haven't determined who was driving the Atv. Who made You the Judge? The Male involved is a kind loving Father and would'nt hurt a Fly. Please stop the inappropiate comments. We need to pray for everyone impacted by this tragic loss . G

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