UPDATE: Some in Recovery After Crash in Jackson County Injures 8

GAINESVILLE – Update on 8 injured passengers involved in the 15 passenger van crash in Jackson County Monday morning.

Medical Updates

Christopher Pyle was released this morning from Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

James Berile is in fair condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Stephen Shoemaker is in serious condition today at Northeast Georgia Medical Center..

Jasmine Zarinebaf is has been released today from Athens Regional Medical Center.

Batricia Shoemaker is in fair condition Athens Regional Medical Center.

Christopher Pezzano is in critical condition Athens Regional Medical Center.

Kamilla Hayes is in fair condition at Athens Regional Medical Center .
Lariyah HayesThe picture above is of Rick Hayes or Sick Rick of Khaotika and lead vocalist Lariyah Hayes and their daughter Lilith at Athens Regional. Courtesy of Rick Hayes.

Three of the twelve people were transported to Athens Regional Medical Center. The drummer from Khaotika, Nicholes Crisostomo. Ian McKinney and Paul Truesdell were musicians with the band Wormreich. According to their Facebook pages, Truesdell was a bassist for the band and McKinney played guitar and made music videos for the band.


Blake Best started a GoFundMe Campaign for Ian McKinney, his girlfriend Ashley Barkett and their daughter Mia.

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Ian McKinney was one of the three band members that died in a car crash on Monday. They were on their way to a gig at The Basement in Atlanta. The van was traveling southbound on I-85 towards Atlanta from South Carolina when the driver lost control and hit a tree.

Barnett is six months pregnant with their daughter.



Charges are pending until a full investigation is conducted which could take months. Georgia State Patrol Speciallized Collision Reconstructive Team is conducting the investigation.


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