Three injured in crash on Pickett Bridge Rd. in Newton County early Thursday

COVINGTON — A head-on collision on Pickett Bridge Road off Ga. Highway 212 sent three people to area hospitals this morning.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the crash occurred around 8 a.m. Thursday when a 1987 Toyota pickup was traveling eastbound on the unpaved portion Picket Bridge Road, which is located off Ga. Highway 212 in southern Newton County, and a 1990 Chevrolet pickup was traveling in the opposite direction on the same road.

Franka Young of the Georgia Department of Public Safety Public Information Office said the two vehicles collided at the crest of a hill.

There were two 17-year-old Covington residents in the Toyota and both were transported to Clearview Medical Center in Monroe for treatment of their injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet was a 42-year-old Covington man and he was flown by air ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

No charges have been filed and the crash is still under investigation.