COVINGTON, Ga. - Less than 30 minutes before the start of the new year, a Newton County man was found dead after a single-vehicle car accident, according to a Newton County Sheriff’s Office report.
The driver, Eric J. Frieson, 45, was traveling south on Almon Road at a high rate of speed attempting to negotiate a right curve when his 2007 Toyota Camry left the roadway for approximately 256 fee, striking a gas line, water hydrant and a CSX railroad shed. After hitting the shed, the Camry flipped and landed on the passenger side.
According to the accident report, Frieson was not wearing a seatbelt.
There were no other passengers or vehicles involved in the accident.