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Man killed in I-20 crash Sunday morning
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A Covington man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 in Rockdale County near the Salem Road exit early Sunday morning.

The driver, Eric Clinton Deaton, 28, was only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash, according to a released statement by Georgia State Patrol spokesperson Gordy Wright.

Alcohol, speed, and failing to wear a seat belt were reportedly contributing factors in the fatal crash.

Deaton was headed east on I-20 in a Ford Explorer around 6:05 a.m. when his vehicle went off the road onto the shoulder between the Ga. Highway 138 and Salem Road exits.

"The driver overcorrected causing the vehicle to re-enter the roadway, cross the travel lanes, and strike the median wall with the front of the vehicle. The vehicle then began to overturn," wrote Wright.

Rockdale County Fire and Rescue personnel were called to the scene to extricate the driver from the car, which was reportedly flipped over. The coroner was also called to the scene.

Troopers from the GSP Monroe post investigated the crash.