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Teenage girl killed in crash

COVINGTON - A 13-year-old girl was killed in a one-car crash just before noon Saturday on Spring Road in Newton County, just east of the Rockdale County line.

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper B. Marx, the girl was a passenger in an eastbound Chevrolet Malibu driven by her 19-year-old brother.

"The car dropped off the shoulder of the road, he over-corrected ... hit an embankment and the 13-year-old was ejected and the car rolled on top of her," Marx said.

The trooper said speed was a factor in the crash, but no charges are anticipated at this time. The 13-year-old was not wearing a seat belt, he said.