ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities on Wednesday said a 21-year-old University of Georgia student found dead in his East Campus Village dorm room three months ago died from an accidental drug overdose.
After an autopsy did not yield immediate answers, the state Medical Examiner’s Office and the Clarke County Coroner concluded from interviews, the results of toxicology tests and other evidence that David Peacock Braun died from a lethal dose of fentanyl.
One person is dead in a morning collision in Aiken.
Aiken Department of Public Safety Cpl. Jeremy Hembree said the driver was traveling east on Abbeville Avenue just before 9 a.m. when he failed to yield right to a vehicle traveling south on Laurens Street. The driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, died as a result of injuries. No one else was injured in the crash.
Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said the victim has been identified as Gregory Stevens, 52, of Graniteville.
NEWNAN, Ga. — Authorities say a man was being treated at an Atlanta hospital after firefighters rescued him from a well in Coweta County.
The Newnan Times-Herald reports that the man fell into the well late Tuesday morning, while working on his home on Doc Perry Road. He managed to catch himself part-way down, but still fell about 20 feet.
Firefighters used an anchoring system to lower a rescuer into the well and lift the man to safety. They also set up an exhaust fan and hose to blow air into the well.