Man, 21, killed in sin­gle car ac­ci­dent

Driver of ve­hi­cle charged in death

The Covington News - - Front Page - By Am­ber Pittman

A sin­gle car ac­ci­dent claimed the life of a Louisiana man early Mon­day morn­ing and landed the driver in jail, charged with homi­cide by ve­hi­cle.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports from the Ge­or­gia State Pa­trol, a ve­hi­cle was trav­el­ing down Kirk­land Road at ap­prox­i­mately 2:15 a.m. Mon­day when the driver, 21year-old Wil­ford Bran­don Wil­liams

re­port­edly left the road­way, strik­ing a mail­box then a util­ity pole.

The passenger, 21-year-old Joshua Billups, of Mon­roe , La. was ejected from the ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to GSP, and was pro­nounced dead on the scene.

Wil­liams was ar­rested and charged with no seat belts, homi­cide by ve­hi­cle in the first de­gree, im­proper lane us­age and DUI first of­fense.

Ac­cord­ing to a fam­ily mem­ber of the de­ceased, Billups was buried Satur­day on what would have been his 22nd birth­day.

WIL­LIAMS

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