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Newton County man killed in rollover crash early Saturday

COVINGTON, Ga. – A rollover crash claimed the life of a Newton County man early Saturday morning, authorities said.

According to a Newton County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies responding to the report of the crash on Bypass Road just before 3:30 a.m. June 16 arrived to find a 2004 Chevy Cavalier off the roadway and Marques McClendon lying in the road.

A NCSO spokesman said it appeared the vehicle flipped several times and McClendon was ejected.

The spokesman said McClendon was pronounced deceased at the scene by Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis.