Woman, 23, killed in four-wheeler accidentBy JOHN A. WINTERS
A 23-year-old woman was killed in a four-wheeler accident that involved two law enforcement officers from Heard County.
Charges are pending and the incident has been turned over to the Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team for investigation.
Brittany Leanna Griffin of Franklin was killed May 2 in the accident on Corinth Road just south of of Smokey Road in southwest Coweta that involved two four-wheelers, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Corey Alligood of the Newnan post. Georgia State Patrol received the call at 9:17 p.m.
Griffin was a passenger on a 2007 Kawasaki Brute Force 650 driven by her husband, Steven Scott Griffin, Alligood said, adding Steven Griffin is a jailer at the Heard County Jail.
Steven Griffin was southbound on Corinth Road riding beside another four-wheeler driven by Ryan Nicholas Loubet, 23, also of Franklin, who was driving on the shoulder of the road, the trooper said. Loubet, a sheriff's deputy with Heard County, was driving a 2003 Honda Recon TRX 250.
"Based on the preliminary investigation, vehicle number one (Griffin) exited the roadway and ran into the rear of vehicle number two (Loubet)," Alligood said. Brittany Griffin was thrown off the back of the four-wheeler.
The trooper said the two men put Brittany Griffin on her husband's four-wheeler and drove about two miles to Pop's Grocery in the community of Corinth in Heard County. From there, they called 911. Brittany Griffin was taken to Piedmont Newnan Hospital where she was pronounced dead. None of the three were wearing helmets.
A phone message left with Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry was not returned Monday.
There have been six vehicle-related fatalities in Coweta County this year.