Fatal Five-Car Wreck in Eastman Ruled Suicide | Schools
A fatal five-car wreck in Eastman on Friday was ruled a suicide, says Dodge County Coroner Joe Smith
Smith says 22-year-old Darren Jones, Jr., drove his white Honda head-on into an oncoming semi on the Eastman-Cochran Highway.
Investigators found a suicide note left by Jones, says Smith.
State patrol officers on the scene believed both vehicles were going the speed limit.
However, they believe the driver of the semi-truck didn't have enough time to react because his brakes were never applied.
The semi veered off the road, striking several cars at a nearby gas station.
Jones died on the scene. The driver of the semi was taken to a nearby hospital, treated and released.
Jones was a student at an Aviation College in Eastman, but was from Kennesaw.
Service arrangements are pending, but will be held at Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton County.