Fatal Collision

One driver dies in two-car wreck on Fischer Road

by Wes Mayer

alt

Emergency responders investigate an accident that claimed the life of Michael Allen Naber, 55, Saturday on Fischer Road. 


One driver lost his life and another was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident on Fischer Road in north Coweta County late Saturday.

Around 9:53 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Fischer Road and Westminster Village Boulevard to find one vehicle lying on its side in the middle of the road and the other upright in a ditch, said Assistant Chief Mitch Coggin with the Coweta County Fire Department.

Both drivers were entrapped in their vehicles, and the driver of the vehicle in the ditch, Michael Allen Naber, 55, was found dead upon arrival. Fire crews from Stations 1, 7 and 12 worked to extricate the other driver, Robert Charles Diaz, 34, from his vehicle, and he was transported to the campus of Northgate High School, where a helicopter picked him up and flew him to Atlanta Medical Center, Coggin said.

According to Tracey Watson with the Georgia State Patrol, Diaz was traveling northbound on Fischer Road when his vehicle crossed over into the path of Naber's vehicle traveling southbound.

The accident is still being investigated by authorities with the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team. Fischer Road was closed from 10 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.



More Local

Interchange Project

Local stands firm in Poplar Road home

For most people, a new road project is seen as a good thing — a way to reduce traffic and to get to places more quickly. But those ... Read More


Looking back

Katrina brought outpouring of generosity from Cowetans

It was Labor Day weekend 2005. I was walking through downtown Newnan, as I usually do sometime that weekend, looking at the bargains being o ... Read More


Lots of Labor Day Weekend events in Coweta

There’s a full calendar of Coweta events for Labor Day weekend. There won’t be a Powers’ Crossroads festival this year &nd ... Read More


city council

Municipal qualifying starts Monday

Qualifying for municipal races starts Monday. City Council seats in Newnan, Senoia, Moreland, Turin, Sharpsburg and Haralson are up for elec ... Read More


NTH Turns 150

Open house, magazine to mark milestone

Birthdays are fun! The Newnan Times-Herald is celebrating its 150th birthday soon. The first issue of The Newnan Herald was read by Cowetans ... Read More

First artist-in-residence arrives on Tuesday

Scottish painter Peter Tudhope arrives in Newnan on Tuesday – the first artist-in-residence to use the live-in studio space at Gray Co ... Read More