Fulton County Sheriff’s Employee Killed in Vehicle Accident in South Fulton, GA
SOUTH FULTON, GA. – An online news story published at wsbtv.com reports that a Fulton County Sheriff’s Employee was killed in a vehicle accident in South Fulton, Georgia. The 20-year-old employee had started his job with the sheriff’s office only six months ago, according to reports.*
The accident happened on the afternoon of February 19 on Old National Highway in South Fulton. A 20-year-old man was driving southbound on Old National Highway and somehow left the roadway in the area of the road by Pleasant Hill Road. It is not clear what caused the man to travel off the roadway. The report from WSB-TV says that he lost control of his car and crashed into a brick wall.
First responders found the man injured at the scene of the crash, and he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. WSB-TV reports that the man died at Grady Memorial Hospital.
According to the report from WSB-TV, the cause of the accident has not yet been determined, and South Fulton police are still investigating. It appears that this was a single-vehicle accident, but that information has not been confirmed.
Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson said the man was a jailer and new to the job. He was reportedly on his way home from work when the accident occurred.
“[He] was a new employee with great potential who quickly make a positive impression on his academy instructors, classmates and coworkers,” Jackson said in a statement quoted in the WSB-TV article. “He had barely been on the job six months. [He] was an outstanding young man and we are deeply saddened by his loss.”
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