Mans­field youth killed in dirt bike crash

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A Mans­field youth died af­ter be­ing ejected from his dirt bike in Jasper County Thurs­day.

Ac­cord­ing to Ge­or­gia State Pa­trol, at ap­prox­i­mately 1 p.m., Gar­rett Bar­nett, 13, was trav­el­ing west on Rock Creek Ridge, j ust south­east of New­ton County off of Rocky Creek Road.

The bike, trav­el­ing in the wrong lane, was struck by a ve­hi­cle head­ing east, GSP said.

He was trans­ported by EMS to Jasper Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal, where he was pro­nounced de­ceased.

The other driver was not held at fault, ac­cord­ing to GSP, and there are no charges.

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