Deer causes deadly crash on Ga. 142

COVINGTON — A Newborn woman died early Tuesday morning when she hit a deer on Ga. Highway 142, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Michael Cunningham said Dana Massey, 38, was traveling in a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer northbound on Ga. 142 near U.S. Highway 278 around 7 a.m. when the wreck occurred.

“She hit a deer and over-corrected, and when she did, she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree,” Cunningham said.