1 killed, 3 injured in head-on collision

A 54-year-old man was killed Friday morning in a head-on collision in Newton County, a sheriff’s official said.

The crash happened on Brown Bridge Road at Kinnett Road, Sgt. Cortney Morrison said in a statement.

About 7:30 a.m., a Jeep Cherokee crossed the center line and hit a Chevrolet Avalanche, according to Morrison. The Jeep driver, identified as Jeffrey Butler of Covington, died.

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The adult and two children in the Chevrolet had injuries that weren’t life threatening and were taken to local hospitals.

The incident is under investigation.

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