A Loganville man died on Thursday, Sept. 6, following an accident that happened last weekend.
According to Gordy Wright, public information officer with the Georgia State Patrol, Joey Carter, of Loganville, died during the overnight hours as a result of a single vehicle accident that happened on Georgia 20 on Sept. 1. Wright said it happened at about 2:07 a.m. Saturday morning on Georgia Highway 20, just south of Centerville-Rosebud Road.
"Carter was driving a 1999 Ford F150 southbound on GA 20 when the vehicle crossed the centerline and entered the ditch on the east shoulder," Wright said. "The vehicle then hit a culvert and overturned several times. Carter was ejected. Seat belt was not in use and alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor."
According to Carter's Facebook page, he was widowed and had two young sons, 9 and 10. Members of the community reported that Carter lost his wife to cancer not too long ago.
Loganville attorney and municipal judge, Lori Duff, confirmed that Carter passed away. The boys are now without either of their parents. The children, who attend Sharon Elementary School, are currently being taken care of by family members.
Duff said she is currently working with the school to set up a trust fund for the boys. Details of the trust fund and funeral arrangements will be posted as soon as they are made available.
This has been corrected to reflect that Joey Carter passed away on Sept. 6, not Sept. 7 as originally stated.