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Man dies days after car accident

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Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012 6:16 pm | Updated: 8:41 am, Tue Sep 11, 2012.

Joey Carter, 35, of Loganville, died early Friday morning from injuries suffered from a single-car accident Sept. 1.

According to Gordy Wright, public information officer for the Georgia State Patrol, the crash took place at about 2 a.m. on Highway 20, a tenth of a mile south of Centerville-Rosebud Road. Carter was driving a 199 Ford F150 southbound on the highway when the vehicle reportedly crossed the centerline and continued into a ditch on the east shoulder of the road. The vehicle then hit a culvert and flipped "several times," according to the report. Carter was reportedly not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Wright said alcohol is "suspected" as a contributing factor to the wreck.

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  • jeepdude123 posted at 10:33 am on Fri, Sep 14, 2012.

    jeepdude123 Posts: 1

    joey would never drink and drive i know him very well and he loves his boy he would never do something like that he has two wonderfull boys that looked up to him he will be missed joey i loved you brother cant wait to see you in the big sky

  • noholdingback posted at 9:56 pm on Mon, Sep 10, 2012.

    noholdingback Posts: 161

    "Carter was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Wright said alcohol is "suspected" as a contributing factor to the wreck"

    "Suspected" which is what the officer thought but the WT wont do a follow up unless they are contacted by a family member or friend. This newspaper is amateur at best. I suggest you pull the report and take it to them for follow up. I wish this guy would have been wearing a seat belt. I have family members that refuse to wear seat belts to this day. What a loss! Buckle up folks.

  • '77 Hurricane posted at 10:40 am on Mon, Sep 10, 2012.

    '77 Hurricane Posts: 589

    To speculate without proof makes good press, but is irresponsible journalism at best. Wait for confirmation, then run a followup. If alcohol, turns out NOT to be a factor, an apology would never satisfy the damage done to the reputation of someone who cannot defend himself.

  • jessro62 posted at 6:31 pm on Sat, Sep 8, 2012.

    jessro62 Posts: 1

    With all due respect anybody who knows Joey knows he wasnt drinking and driving. He has 2 great little boys that he took care of after the passing of his wife. This has broke the heart of many people the passing of Joey, me being one of them. He was a very sweet man with a heart of gold. I really think its not fair to say something was a factor if you have not test that say it was true. He was in the hospital for a week to the day and not once was it said it was found. Joey had been sick for a long time and worked his but off. The night this happen he was tired and just wanted to get home. I love you Joey more than all the salt in the ocean. Please dont make this out to be another drunk gets killed. God knows the man Joey was and knows Joey had gave his heart to god and lived in his word everyday.