Fort Oglethorpe city councilman killed in a car crash

Fort Oglethorpe city councilman killed in a car crash

November 28th, 2012 by Joy Lukachick Smith in News

Eddie Stinnett, Fort Oglethorpe Councilman

A Fort Oglethorpe city councilman was killed this morning at 8 in a car crash.

Councilman Eddie Stinnett, 67, appears to have had a heart attack before he hit a curb and crashed into a car on Battlefield Parkway, said Fort Oglethorpe Police Chief David Eubanks.

Stinnett was found slumped over in his car and was pronounced dead at the hospital, Eubanks said. His wreck is still under investigation.

"This is just terrible," Eubanks said.

His death comes the day after Stinnett and the rest of the council ousted fellow councilman Charles Sharrock after a four hour hearing on sexual harassment complaints.