One fatality in Carrollton Highway crash

By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL sarah@newnan.com A Newnan man was killed and three others were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday evening on Carrollton Highway. Patrick Beck, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by Coweta County Coroner Ray Yeager.
The wreck occurred around dusk in the Arnco community area at a curve, said Trooper Brent Williams of the Georgia State Patrol Newnan Post 24. Beck was the passenger in a car that was traveling west toward Whitesburg, Williams said. The car collided with two pickup trucks heading east toward Newnan. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, Williams said. The GSP's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team will investigate the scene Monday. The heavy rainfall was tapering off at the time of the accident; a light drizzle was falling, Williams said. Because of the wet pavement, none of the skid marks could be seen Thursday night. "Once the pavement dries, those marks will show up," Williams said. All the other physical evidence at the scene was marked, he said. The driver of the car in which Beck was a passenger and the drivers of the two pickups were all injured, Williams said. One victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, one to Atlanta Medical Center, and one to Piedmont-Newnan Hospital. The names and conditions of the victims were not available Friday.

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