No injuries reported following high speed wreck on Bullsboro


There were no serious injuries reported in this Wednesday morning wreck on Bullsboro Drive at the Newnan Crossing Bypass. The white Ford Fusion was struck by a Ford Mustang. The Fusion spun around and ended in a ditch, while the Mustang flipped and ended up upside down in the Burger King parking lot. (Photo courtesy Newnan Fire Department)

By JOHN A. WINTERS A two-vehicle wreck Wednesday sent one car spinning into a ditch and another flipping and ending upside down in the Burger King parking lot on Bullsboro Drive at Newnan Crossing Bypass. The drivers of both cars were sent to area hospitals, but Newnan Police officials said the injuries did not appear to be serious.
Officers were still waiting to finish interviews with the drivers, but based on witness accounts, the following is what transpired: At the time of the morning accident, Steven Peppers of Oxford, Georgia, was stopped at a light headed eastbound on Bullsboro Drive at the intersection with Newnan Crossing Bypass, according to Sgt. Lane Yearta with the Newnan Police Department. Peppers was driving a white 2012 Ford Fusion. The light had changed to green, but Peppers had not yet moved forward. At the same time, a 2011 Ford Mustang convertible, driven by Jeannie Cauthen of Sharpsburg, was headed west on Bullsboro and attempted to turn left onto Newnan Crossing Bypass. The front right passenger side of the Mustang hit the Fusion, spinning the Fusion more than 360 degrees before it landed in a ditch in front of Burger King, Yearta said. The Mustang continued forward, struck a tree and began flipping. The tree and possibly the Mustang also hit a large lamp post, Yearta said. The Mustang landed upside down in the Burger King parking area. Rescue units with the Newnan Fire Department responded. Cauthen was wearing a seat belt, but had to be extricated because she was trapped upside down. "They (the drivers) were both conscious and alert," Yearta said. "There were no visible signs of injury." Cauthen was charged with driving too fast for conditions, the sergeant said.

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