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Two die in single-vehicle crashes


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Apr. 21, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Two die in single-vehicle crashes

Georgia State Patrol

Investigators say 28-year-old Christopher Holcomb of Newnan lost control of his Honda while traveling east on the 300 block of Boone Road. His passenger, identified as Larry Thompson of Newnan, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Charges may be pending for a driver involved in one of two deadly wrecks over the weekend in Coweta.

Investigators say 28-year-old Christopher Lin Holcomb of Newnan lost control of his Honda while traveling east on the 300 block of Boone Road around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

After losing control, the car traveled off the left side of the road and struck a tree on the passenger side of the car, according to Trooper Justin Hogan with the Georgia State Patrol.

The passenger, identified as Larry Thompson of Newnan, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said that Thompson, 26, was not wearing a seat belt.

Holcomb was transported to Piedmont Newnan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

It is believed drugs may have played a significant role in the crash according to officials; however, charges are pending completion of the investigation and toxicology results.

Boone Road was closed for over two hours while members from the Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team investigated the incident.

Only 13 hours later, 22-year-old Haley Evelyn Roberts of Tyrone lost control of her Saturn while traveling northbound on U.S Highway 29 South near Oaklawn Circle around 9:30 p.m., according to investigators.

After losing control, her car traveled off the east shoulder of the road, overturned and struck a tree with the roof of the car, according to Trooper Chris Davison with the Georgia State Patrol.

Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene. Roberts was wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck, and open containers of alcohol were allegedly found inside the car.

The road was closed for over two hours, and the deadly crash remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.

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Clay Neely: clay@newnan.com, @clayneely