Update: Victim in Fatal I-85 crash identified

by Wes Mayer

One of the seven people injured in a five-vehicle accident Sunday night on I-85 in Coweta County died at Atlanta Medical Center, according to authorities.

The victim was Kyle Stovall, 50, from Newnan, according to Tracey Watson with the Department of Public Safety Public Information Office. According to Watson, an investigation by Georgia State Patrol troopers determined Stovall caused the accident.

The accident occurred around mile marker 54 on I-85 southbound, said Captain Craig Sherrer with the Coweta County Fire Department. Sherrer said crews responded around 6:35 p.m. to find one patient, Stovall, heavily entrapped in a vehicle with severe injuries. After about 10 minutes, Sherrer said emergency responders were able to extricate Stovall from the vehicle.

Stovall was transported to the Atlanta Medical Center by helicopter, Sherrer said, and all other patients were transported by ambulance to either the Atlanta Medical Center or Grady Memorial Hospital. Stovall suffered from severe multi-system trauma injuries and passed away about an hour after arriving, Sherrer said.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.



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