Fatal wreck on North Expressway under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A wreck in the vicinity of Minter Road and North Expressway has resulted in at least one fatality. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, the investigation is active and ongoing. The public is asked to avoid this area if possible, and to anticipate delays if not. The GRIP will report additional information […]

Elderly Griffin man killed in Thursday morning wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, at 8:57 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, deputies with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office along with the Griffin Post of the Georgia State Patrol responded to a report of a traffic crash involving a tractor-trailer and pickup truck at the North Expressway and Birdie Road. […]

Five family members injured in Sunday afternoon wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Five members of one family were injured in a Sunday afternoon wreck at the intersection of North Expressway and Highway 92. Three of those injured were children, the youngest being only one-week-old. According to Sgt. Matt McFarlan, of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division, the wreck occurred when a driver […]

Officials seek public’s assistance in Saturday morning pedestrian death

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster is seeking the public’s assistance in a case involving the death of a pedestrian early Saturday morning. “The victim has been tentatively identified by the Griffin Police Department as Samuel Garcia Wood, a 27-year-old black male, but I have been unable to locate any relatives,” Foster […]

Pedestrian struck, killed on North Expressway early Saturday

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A pedestrian attempting to cross North Expressway early Saturday morning was struck and killed. According to Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster, the victim was struck by a Volkswagon Beetle at approximately 5:30 a.m. in the vicinity of the McDonald’s located at 1569 North Expressway. The victim’s identity has not yet been positively established. Foster […]