published Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Fannin County judge killed by drunk driver

One person is dead and another is in the hospital following a traffic accident Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened in Fannin County on GA 60 and Hardscrabble Road. A 1997 Mazda Protégé being driven by 60-year-old Larry Eugene Jones, from Morganton, was in the oncoming lane and struck a motorcycle.

The motorcycle was being driven by 53-year-old Ronald Newton, 53, from Morganton, and his wife Rita was a passenger. Jones hit the motorcycle throwing both the driver and the passenger. Judge Newton was killed and his wife was flown to Erlanger Hospital.

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