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Teen dies in Sunday crash on Flat Shoals Road

COVINGTON -- A 13-year-old boy was fatally injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday morning on Flat Shoals Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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Enforcement ups patrols for holiday

COVINGTON -- Area law enforcement officials won't be taking it easy over the Memorial Day holiday. In fact, they plan to work harder.

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GSP: Officer not given preferential treatment

The decision to allow a Conyers Police officer charged with DUI to plead guilty to a lesser charge was not based on preferential treatment on the part of the arresting officer, according to Lt. Paul Cosper with the Georgia State Patrol.

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Woman killed in Monday night crash on I-20

COVINGTON -- The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday night around 7:15 on Interstate 20, snarling traffic for about an hour.

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Three killed in Newton traffic crash

Three people were killed in a two-car collision about 8:20 Friday night on Ga. Highway 36, just south of Piper Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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One vehicle crash snarls I-20 afternoon traffic

A one-vehicle accident occurred Wednesday afternoon about 3:15 p.m. on Interstate 20, about one mile east of the Almon Road exit, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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65-year-old Covington man dies in motorcycle crash

COVINGTON -- A 65-year-old Covington man died from injuries received in a crash involving his motorcycle and a vehicle late last week, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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Chicago man dies in one-car crash

COVINGTON -- A Chicago man was found dead early Friday morning after being involved in a traffic crash on Covington Bypass sometime during the early morning hours, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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Traffic fatality this morning on Bypass Road

COVINGTON -- A Chicago man was found dead early Friday morning after being involved in a traffic crash on Covington Bypass sometime during the early morning hours, according to the Georgia State Patrol."The call was received at 7:16 this morning, but the crash occurred sometime after 2:20 a.m. That was the last call on his cell," said GSP spokesman Gordy Wright Friday afternoon.The victim was identified as Abraham Sprowal, 40, of Chicago.Troopers say the driver was northbound on Covington Bypass near the Yellow River Bridge, between Lower River Road and Flat Shoals Road. "He left the road in a curve, struck an embankment and overturned," Wright said.The victim was not wearing his seat belt and toxicology tests will be conducted to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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2 Covington residents killed in Jasper County crash

Thirteen- year-old Nigel Griffith, a Cousin's Middle School student, and 39-year-old Alice Goolsby, both of Covington, were killed in a fatal crash Wednesday night in Jasper County, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Two Monticello teens were also hospitalized. See Tuesday's Newton Citizen for details.

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Law enforcement steps up traffic watch

Local law enforcement agencies are teaming up this week with the Georgia State Patrol to keep the highways and byways safe for holiday travelers.

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Oxford man charged in motorcycle death

COVINGTON -- An Oxford man has been charged with second degree vehicular homicide and failure to yield while turning left in connection with the Nov. 8 death of motorcyclist Terrance Michael Collins, 39, also of Oxford.

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Newton woman arrested in Feb. fatal crash

A 23-year-old Newton County woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the February traffic death of a man.

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Motorcyclist killed in crash

COVINGTON -- A motorcyclist died Monday afternoon after striking a pickup that was turning into the Stone Road recycling center, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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Motorcylist killed on Stone Road

COVINGTON -- A motorcyclist died Monday afternoon after striking a pickup that was turning into the Stone Road recycling center, according to the Georgia State Patrol.Terrance Michael Collins, 39, of Oxford was fatally injured.The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. when a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup was traveling west on Stone Road and attempting to make a left turn into the recycling center, according to GSP spokesman Gordy Wright." ... the truck was hit in the rear quarter-panel by an eastbound Harley Davidson motorcycle," Wright said.The 68-year-old driver of the pickup was uninjured."The investigation is continuing and charges are pending the completion of the investigation," Wright said.

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Fatal crash involving motorcycle

A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup occurred around 4:30 Monday afternoon on Stone Road in front of the county recycling center, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash. More details to follow.

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