Pickup truck overturns on I-85

A pickup truck overturned during an accident on I-85 Thursday morning, but there were no reported injuries.

Around 7:43 a.m., Coweta emergency units responded to the 48 mile-marker of I-85 southbound in reference to a two-vehicle accident involving a 1995 Ford Ranger and an 18-wheeler, said Lt. Col. Mike Kinsey with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. The Ranger was overturned in the second lane of traffic.

According to the deputy’s report, the Ranger’s rear, right tire blew out, and the driver may have lost control attempting to move off the road, Kinsey said. While changing lanes, the Ranger moved in front of the 18-wheeler and was struck in the rear, causing it to overturn.

Kinsey said a HERO unit arrived on scene and at least two lanes were closed on the interstate while authorities cleared the accident.

Neither the driver of the Ranger nor the driver of the tractor trailer suffered any injuries.



More Local

Cheek to head state school facilities association

Coweta County School System Director of Facilities Ronnie Cheek has been named president of the Georgia Association of School Facility Admin ... Read More


Bullying in Coweta County: A victim’s story

Twelve-year-old Jennifer Jarvis knows first-hand the effects of bullying. Jarvis claims she has been bullied since the first days of element ... Read More


US citizenship requires test...and a long wait

So what does it take to become a naturalized U.S. citizen? There are different eligibility requirements for different categories of immigran ... Read More


Video series depicts Battle of Brown’s Mill

Visitor’s to the Brown’s Mill Battlefield, and those around the world interested in the battle, can now view seven videos about ... Read More


Veterans to be honored at Christmas parade

Newnan’s hometown heroes will be grand marshals for this year’s Christmas parade. The parade will be Saturday, Dec. 13, beginnin ... Read More

WASA to issue up to $19.4 million in bonds

The Coweta County Water and Sewer Authority will be issuing some $19.4 million in bonds, which will be used to pay off bonds that were issue ... Read More