A man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck early Tuesday morning in Monroe County – and officials are blaming the driver for the wreck.
Mr. Jonathan Elijah Watson, 46, was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI and no seat belt, according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
The wreck happened around 1:30 a.m. on Ga. 42 near Blount Road, the sheriff’s spokeswoman Mrs. Allison Selman-Willis said.
Mr. Watson was driving a 1999 Chevy Silverado on the highway when he left the roadway and overcorrected, Mrs. Selman-Willis said.
“The truck overturned partially ejecting Michael Wayne Lindler, 56, out of the passenger side window,” Mrs. Selman-Willis said. “Watson sustained some injuries and was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for treatment.”
Mr. Lindler died on the scene. Neither man was wearing a seat belt, the spokeswoman said.