Man killed when ATV hits deer

By ALEX McRAE alex@newnan.com The body of a Fairburn man was discovered by a passing motorist early Friday after he was killed when his ATV collided with a deer, according to Deputy Chief John Cooper of the Palmetto Police Department. The man was identified by authorities as 44-year-old Johnny Chapman. The incident occurred around 3 a.m. on Johnson Road near Phipps Road in Palmetto.
"A motorist was driving by and saw the subject in the middle of road and called it in to 911," Cooper said. Palmetto police responded, as did the Georgia State Patrol, which worked the accident scene. The dead deer was also discovered at the site. A GSP official said it appeared to be "an accident." Cooper said responders were unable to determine when the accident had happened. "We don't know how long he had been there," Cooper said. The victim was transported to the office of the Fulton County Medical Examiner.

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