Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Georgia State Patrol says a man from Athens and another from Madison died in Monday evening's accident in Oconee County.
The Georgia State Patrol has identified the two victims killed in a single-car accident on Hale Road Monday as John David Edwards, 36, of Athens, and Stephen Dave Marlow, 23, of Madison. According to GSP spokesman Gordy Wright, Edwards was driving a 1969 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling west of Colham Ferry on Hale Road around 9 p.m. when the truck crossed the center line, left the roadway and struck a road sign. The truck continued off of the roadway and struck several trees with its front and left side, he said. Neither man was restrained by a seat belt, he said. An official with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office said they were the only two occupants of the truck. Messages offering prayers and condolences to the victims' families have …
Monday, February 25, 2013
An alert about the single-car accident was sent shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday.
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Monday, February 25
Update: 11 p.m. Chief Deputy Lee Weems confirmed two people were killed and that they were the only occupants of the vehicle. The following message was sent around 10:30 p.m.: We have identified those involved in fatal crash on Hale Road and have notified members of their immediate families. We will not be releasing the names of those involved tonight to give the families time to make further notifications. Please respect their privacy. Original: First responders in Oconee County were at the scene of a single-car accident with fatalities on Monday night. The wreck occurred near the 1100 block of Hale Road, according to a Nixle alert sent by the Sheriff's Office at 9:20 p.m. The message stated it appeared the vehicle involved wasn't from …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A second passenger remains in critical condition at Atlanta Medical Center resulting from Monday's car accident in Morgan County.
Cynthia Lynn Miller, 50, of Monroe, has been charged with first degree vehicular homicide, driving under the influence (drugs), serious injury by vehicle and failing to maintain lane after an accident in Morgan County Monday resulted in the death of her grandson and the critical injury of another family member. According to a spokesman from the Georgia State Patrol, the charges were filed after Joshua Allen Cole, 4, from Monroe, was killed in the single vehicle accident in Morgan County on Monday afternoon. Read the full story on Monroe Patch.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Authorities late Friday released the name of the 33-year-old who was struck by a car Thursday night on the SR 10 Loop near Ga. 316.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Oconee County Coroner Ed Carson late Friday identified the victim struck and killed by a car Thursday on the SR 10 Loop near Ga. 316 as 33-year-old Evan Andrew Lilly of Athens. Gwinnett County Police assisted with the notification of his family, Carson said. Lilly stopped to assist a 44-year-old Athens woman with her 1999 disabled Cadillac DeVille around 11:18 p.m. Thursday, according to spokesman Gordy Wright with the Georgia State Patrol. A 31-year-old Athens woman driving a 1999 Chevy Cavalier swerved to avoid striking the DeVille broken down in the travel lane and Lilly was hit, Wright said. Authorities said he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team with the State Patrol is investigating. Don’t…
Friday, November 2, 2012
A 31-year-old Fortson, Ga. man died when the SUV he was driving went off of the road and overturned on the SR 10 Loop exit 20 ramp to the Oconee Connector, authorities report.
The Oconee County Sheriff's Office Friday morning released the identity of the driver, and lone occupant, killed in a one-vehicle accident on the SR 10 Loop exit 20 ramp to the Oconee Connector. The body of Joshua T. Bruner, 31, of Fortson, Ga. was discovered at the site where the GMC Suburban he'd been driving crashed into the woods off of the exit, according to authorities. A public information officer for the Georgia State Patrol said the Suburban left the roadway and hit an embankment with its front end, struck several trees and overturned one or more times before coming to rest in the tree line on its roof facing east. Bruner was unrestrained and partially ejected during the rollover, according to the GSP. Oconee County firemen …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Emergency personnel Thursday afternoon found a man's body in an overturned SUV.
Update 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2: The accident victim has been identified. Oconee County Sheriff's deputies, Fire and Rescue personnel and Georgia State Patrol troopers Thursday afternoon responded to the scene of a one-vehicle accident with a fatality, according to Chief Deputy Lee Weems. The accident occurred on the SR 10 Loop exit 20 ramp to the new section of the Oconee Connector, he said. The wreck possibly occurred Wednesday night or Thursday morning, Weems told the Athens Banner-Herald, and someone spotted the accident and reported it Thursday. The exit was shut down for a couple of hours. By 2 p.m., traffic was flowing again. The following was posted around 2:15 p.m. on the Sheriff's Office Facebook Page: "We have identified the…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Diane Noles Stotler, 65, faces two counts of homicide by vehicle in the second degree after an investigation by the Georgia State Patrol into the June 2011 accident on Ga. 316 near Jimmy Daniel Road. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
A 65-year-old Orange Park, Florida woman has been charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle in the second degree stemming from an investigation into the June 15, 2011 crash on Ga. 316 near Jimmy Daniel Road that killed two Oconee County residents. According to earlier reports, Diane Noles Stotler was driving a Acura MDX when she struck a Toyota Camry occupied by Bishop couple Denghui Cheng, 58, and his wife, Caixia Geng, 57. Both died at the scene. Stolter and a teenage passenger in her vehicle were transported to hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Booking reports show Stotler turned herself into the Oconee County Jail on Friday. She was also charged with failure to obey a traffic control device. After posting …
Monday, May 28, 2012
The single-vehicle crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday on Atlanta Highway between Osceola Avenue and Dials Mill Road in Bogart, authorities report. The GSP has identified the victim.
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Monday, May 28, 2012
Updated: 3:20 p.m. A Winder man died in a single vehicle traffic accident Memorial Day morning in Oconee County, according to Chief Deputy Lee Weems of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office sent a Nixle alert just after 8 a.m., stating emergency personnel were at the scene of the crash on Atlanta Highway between Osceola Avenue and Dials Mill Road in Bogart. Weems said a Dodge pickup truck was headed eastbound toward Athens when it went off the road and hit a tree. A spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol said the driver, Benjamin Fitzpatrick, 31, of Winder, was killed. There were no passengers. Along with deputies and the Georgia State Patrol, Oconee County Fire Rescue and EMS responded. Both lanes were closed for …
Monday, March 12, 2012
A look at top headlines from Patch sites across northeast Georgia.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Arrest Made in the Shooting Death of Forsyth County Man – Cumming Patch Larry Martin of Cumming was recently arrested and charged with one count of murder in the death of his son-in-law Ronald E. Priester. Apparently killed by a gunshot wound, Priester’s body was found by his wife in the family home. Sheriff Ted Paxton reported that Martin lived in the basement of the home and was at the residence when deputies arrived Thursday night in response to a 911 call that someone had been shot. Martin is currently being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center without bond. Two People Killed, Two Hurt in Sunday Morning Car Wreck – StoneMountain-Redan Patch Two back seat passengers were killed in a Sunday morning single car accident at Redan…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
It could take months to investigate Wednesday's two-car accident on Ga. 316 near Jimmy Daniel Road that claimed the lives of a Bishop couple.
A Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SRCT) is investigating the Wednesday morning accident on Ga. 316 near Jimmy Daniel Road that killed two Oconee County residents. Bishop couple Denghui Cheng, 58, and his wife, Caixia Geng, 57 both died at the scene, according to Lt. Paul Cosper, public information spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol. The two had been headed northbound on Jimmy Daniel Road in a Toyota Camry. The other vehicle involved was an Acura MDX traveling east on Ga. 316, he said. Driver Diane Noles Stotler of Florida, 63, was transported to Athens Regional Medical Center, and a 14-year-old boy was taken to Egleston Children's Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, he said. To …