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Accident in Loganville on Sept. 1 Results in Fatality

A single vehicle accident on Sept. 1, 2012 on Highway 20 resulted in a fatality this morning when Joey Carter, of Loganville, died of his injuries.

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 , 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.

Cindy Stovall September 07, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Very Very Sad.
Regina Bagwell Boyce September 07, 2012 at 09:41 PM
How sad! I'm so glad to see that there are family members that can care for these boys. Will be praying for them all.
Sharon Swanepoel September 07, 2012 at 10:56 PM
This family will need a lot of help. We will keep you updated on any events that are organized to help them.
Mudd September 07, 2012 at 11:32 PM
While it's true that in some cases, seat belts wouldn't matter, it's also true that in MOST cases, they do! PUT ON YOUR SEAT BELT! Surely you'll sacrifice a little discomfort for what remains of your life?
MadolynC September 08, 2012 at 11:41 AM
My heart and prayers are with the family during this sad and difficult time. Please keep us posted as too the trust fund arrangements and how donations can be made... 'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' Isaiah 41:10
Buggy September 10, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I'm not sure but I was told that he left a local bar before the accident and the family may sue the establishment for his death. Dram Shop law may apply in this case. They need to consult a lawyer soon before they erase the video survelance. That may help in their case. If he was over served and they let him leave intoxicated the bar could be held liable.
SUNKEN SUB September 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
"They need to consult a lawyer soon before they erase the video SURVEILLANCE. That may help in their case. If he was over served and they let him leave intoxicated the bar could be held liable." WHY, WHY WHY is it ALWAYS someone ELSE'S FAULT ? ? ? The fault is that lump of brains that WAS between the wheel and the front seat headrest.
Steve R. September 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM
I agree with you SS. Anyone can drink before they go into an establishment that serves alcohol. For the establishment to know when someone has had too much, it either needs to be obvious (falling down drunk, etc.) or they would need to force a sobriety test on everyone that drinks. Maybe they should frisk everyone for car keys and seize them before serving alcohol.
SUNKEN SUB September 12, 2012 at 02:24 AM
" Maybe they should frisk everyone for car keys and seize them before serving alcohol." Thanks, I thought I would be misunderstood as not being "sensitive". Hard fact are just that ,HARD. The children are the ultimate losers. For that I grieve. I just don't know how to "safely" defuse a drunk. Some rationale must be left in the person for it to be accomplished. Unfortunately that seldom is found. Thanks again SS 162
Steve R. September 12, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Absolutely these young boys are the victims and should be remembered in our prayers. One can only imagine the loss of security and pain they must feel right now. Kudos to those who established the trust fund for these young guys. http://loganville.patch.com/articles/trust-fund-established-for-children-of-man-killed-in-car-wreck As for the suggestion of a law suit? Horse crap! We need more personal responsibility in society today. Not less. If we expect these young boys to grow up, learn and prosper as adults, the best we can do is teach them independent responsibility and to never use the victim card. My heart feels for children who lose their parents and both in a short period of time.

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