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One person killed in Jan. 26 crash on Bypass

A 75-year-old woman was killed and two other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on the Covington Bypass near Puckett Street Jan. 26 after a Ford pick-up truck crossed the center line and struck a Kia Sedona head-on.

According to a Georgia State Patrol (GSP) traffic crash report, both drivers and the passenger in the Kia had to be extricated from the wreckage after the pick-up, driven by Antonio Dereck Somerset, 21, of Covington, struck the Kia being driven by Jack Matheson Isler, 83, of Covington.

According to the report,  75-year-old Betty Lee Isler, of Covington, the passenger in the Kia, was pronounced dead at Newton Piedmont Medical Center after being extricated using the jaws of life and transported by ground ambulance to the hospital. The driver of the Kia was reportedly extricated and flown by air ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center (AMC).

The driver of the truck was reportedly transported by ground ambulance to AMC after being extricated.

As of Feb. 1, AMC officials advised they had no information they could release on either Jack Isler or Somerset. 

GSP’s Public Information Office reported charges from the crash are pending the completion of the GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team’s (SCRT) follow-up investigation.