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Creekview High School senior dies in car accident
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CANTON, Ga. -- Creekview High School senior Cheyenne Heard died early Friday morning when she drove her vehicle off the road and into a culvert in Canton. 

The accident happened at 3:30 a.m., along Ga. 20. Heard was traveling eastbound when she left the road. 

Georgia State Patrol said her truck, a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado overturned as Heard crashed into the culvert. The 17-year-old student was ejected. She wasn't wearing a seatbelt. 

Heard was taken to Northside Cherokee Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. 

Barbara Jacoby of the Cherokee County School District said a letter was sent home with Creekview students, and sent electronically to parents and guardians. 

In the letter, Creekview Principal Dr. Adrian Thomason said the school experienced a great loss with Heard's sudden passing. 

Thomason noted Heard as an energetic student, a friend, and a helper in the classroom. 

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