77-year-old woman dies after T-bone crash in Newton County

A 77-year-old Covington woman died Friday afternoon after a T-bone wreck in Newton County, authorities said.

About 2:30 p.m., the drivers of a Ford F-150 and a Chevrolet Cruze approached each other at the intersection of Dixie Road and Country Road 213, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The Chevrolet was driven by Patricia Ivie, while the pickup truck’s driver was Terran Newman, 55, of Covington.

Newman was traveling south on Dixie Road and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection, GSP said in a news release. Ivie was traveling west on Country Road 213 through the intersection when Newman failed to yield, according to troopers.

This caused the Chevrolet to slam into the driver’s side door of the Ford, forcing both vehicles off the road, the release said. The Chevrolet struck a metal fence post, and the Ford struck a large rock on the shoulder.

Ivie was killed during the incident, while Newman was not hurt.

Charges are pending against Newman, who told troopers she thought she looked both ways and did not see the Chevrolet approaching, the release said. The specific charges were not provided.

The crash remains under investigation.

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