Three People Ejected from Vehicle During Single-Car Wreck in Newnan, Georgia
NEWNAN, GA. – Three people were ejected from a vehicle during a February 5 single-car wreck in Newnan, Georgia, according to an online news report published to times-herald.com. Two of the victims are teenagers. Authorities believe from preliminary investigation that speeding contributed to the crash.*
The crash happened in the evening on February 5 on Thomas Powers Road in Newnan. At about 6 p.m., a vehicle traveling on Thomas Powers Road left the roadway. It is not clear what direction the vehicle was traveling at the time or where on the road this occurred. No cross street was reported. The make and model of the vehicle were also not reported.
Georgia State Patrol has reported that the driver of the vehicle was speeding around a curve in the roadway and started to leave the lane of travel, then overcorrected. This caused the vehicle to run off the right side of the street and slide a significant distance. The vehicle then overturned several times.
Three people were in the vehicle at the time, and Troopers reported that none of them were wearing a seat belt. All three people were ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, age 40, and one of the passengers, age 16, were severely injured, and emergency crews requested a medical helicopter. Both were airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center, where their current conditions are not known.
The other passenger, age 17, was also taken to Atlanta Medical Center with injuries, but this person was transported via ambulance. This person’s current medical condition is also unknown.
Georgia State Patrol is still investigating, but Troopers believe speeding was a factor in the accident. It is not clear if the driver will be charged.
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