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Four students, Sylvester man injured in wreck

ALBANY, Ga. -- A high school student crashed his 2000 Nissan Frontier pickup into a 1979 GMC pickup after running a stop sign before 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, said a Dougherty Police Department officer.

Out skipping school, driver Kevin Naylor, 17, and his passengers, John Payne, 17, William Mathews and David Armbrust, both 16, crashed a Frontier into a truck driven by Warren Harrell, 57, of Sylvester, DCP Officer Zane Dooley said.

All involved in the crash were taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Dooley said. None of the students were wearing seat belts when the Frontier hit a ditch and rolled over.

Payne was in fair condition and Armbrust was in good condition about 7:30 p.m., a hospital spokeswoman said. All the others had been discharged, she added.

"We found half a bottle of Jose Cuervo tequila in the vehicle," Dooley said. "But they did not appear to have been drinking it. I can't confirm they were Westover High School students, but the Frontier did have a Westover decal on it."

Naylor was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, open container, not using seat belts and not having insurance.