Man charged after Fannin County judge killed in crash

FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. -- A 60-year old man faces charges after a crash that killed a Fannin County judge Sunday.

Investigators say Judge Ronald Newton was riding his motorcycle with his wife on Mineral Bluff near Highway 60, when a car hit them head-on.

Rita Newton was taken to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, where she is being treated for her injuries.

Police say 60-year-old Larry Jones of Morganton was driving that car and is now in custody.


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