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1 killed, 1 hospitalized in Monroe County crash

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By NewsCentral Staff


Updated: Fri, 31 May 2013 10:02:56 EST

FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) - Monroe County sheriff's officials say a man has died after being partially ejected from a truck when it overturned. Sheriff's spokeswoman Allison Selman-Willis says 56-year-old Michael Wayne Lindler was nearly thrown from the passenger side window of a truck being driven by 46-year-old Jonathan Elijah Watson early Tuesday morning. Authorities say Watson was driving on Highway 42 and left the roadway. Selman-Willis says Watson overcorrected and the truck flipped over. Lindler was pronounced dead on the scene and Watson was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. Selman-Willis says neither man was wearing a seatbelt. Watson is being charged with DUI, vehicular homicide and seatbelt violations. Selman-Willis says Watson is still in the hospital and it's unclear if he has an attorney.

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