Fatal wreck on Hwy. 29

by Wes Mayer

A man lost his life Monday after his vehicle traveled off the road, overturned several times and collided with a number of trees.

Around 10:30 p.m., Coweta County fire units in Truck 6, Engine 12, Rescue 1 and Cars 2 and 4 responded to a single-vehicle accident on the 3500 block of North U.S. Highway 29, said Assistant Chief Alan Smith with the Coweta County Fire Department. When they arrived, units found one male victim, Michael Rivera, 41, and a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe that was overturned off the road.

According to Lt. Keith Addis with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, Rivera, who is from Palmetto, was traveling northbound and negotiating a curve when his vehicle’s right side tires traveled off the right side of the road. Evidence indicated the driver overcorrected, traveled back onto the road, crossed the center line and drove off the left side of the road. His vehicle then went into a ditch, overturned several times, hit a number of trees and came to a rest on its right side. Rivera was ejected before the vehicle came to a rest, Addis said.

Firefighters cleared the accident of any fire hazards and Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk was called to the scene, Smith said.



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