Fisher Fatality Update

Driver charged with vehicular homicide

by Wes Mayer

A driver involved in the two-vehicle accident on Fischer Road in late May that claimed the life of a 55-year-old man was charged with vehicular homicide on Friday.

The accident occurred around 10 p.m. on May 24, when Robert Charles Diaz, 34, who was traveling northbound on Fischer Road, crossed into the path of Michael Allen Naber, 55, traveling southbound, according to Tracey Watson with the Georgia State Patrol.

Emergency personnel arrived to find Diaz’s vehicle lying on its side in the middle of the road and Naber’s upright in the ditch. Naber was found dead upon arrival.

Diaz was seriously injured in the accident and was transported to Atlanta Medical Center by helicopter ambulance.

Authorities with the Georgia State Patrol charged Diaz Friday with vehicular homicide in the first degree, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on the wrong side of the roadway and failure to maintain lane, according to Coweta County Jail booking logs.



More Local

Fall fests, Halloween events on tap

The last weekend before Halloween arrives Saturday, and there are loads of Halloweenish things to do in the local area. Some of them are buc ... Read More


Four arrested for using fake $100 bills

Four men are possibly facing federal charges after attempting to use counterfeit $100 bills at The Home Depot on 1100 Bullsboro Drive. Robe ... Read More


Rape trial resumes today

The fate of accused rapist Benjamin Gray will be in the hands of the jury today. Closing arguments in the sleepwalking rape trial are schedu ... Read More


Perdue: broad energy policy needed

Campaigning in Newnan on Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue said the nation needs a broad energy policy – one that includes ... Read More


Passenger injured in 2-car wreck on Hwy. 29

A Newnan man was seriously injured in a crash Thursday at Hwy. 29 and Weldon Road. James Hand was taken to Atlanta Medical Center by Coweta ... Read More

County delays retirement plan changes

A decision on an amendment to the retirement plan for county employees that would allow employees to participate in both the old pension pla ... Read More