Covington man killed in one-vehicle crash Sunday

COVINGTON -- A 50-year-old Covington man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in the early morning hours Sunday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Robert Eugene Alt was pronounced dead at the scene by Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis, said GSP spokesman Franka Young.

Young said Alt was traveling south on Ga. Highway 81 around 5:30 a.m. when his vehicle left the roadway.

"The driver over-corrected, causing the vehicle to cross over both the north and southbound lanes of Ga. Highway 81," she said. "The vehicle left the roadway again and struck a ditch on the east shoulder, overturning several times."

Young said Alt was partly ejected and was not wearing a seat belt.