GSP releases name of man killed in I-20 crash Tuesday

COVINGTON -- A 19-year-old Covington man died Tuesday afternoon when the car he was riding in collided with an 18-wheeler in the westbound lanes of Interstate 20, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Michael Dylan Dunn of Covington was dead at the scene.

The driver of the crashed Acura Integra was a 19-year-old Conyers man who was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was a 42-year-old Tunnel Hill man who was unharmed.

The crash occurred between exits 92 and 93 around 4:40 p.m.

"Preliminary indication is that an Acura Integra was westbound on I-20 when the driver lost control and hit the median wall," said GSP spokesman Gordy Wright Tuesday about two hours after the crash. "The vehicle crossed the lanes of traffic traveling out of control and was hit in the driver's door by a westbound tractor-trailer in the right lane. A passenger in the Integra was ejected from the vehicle and was hit by the tractor-trailer."

Immediately following the crash, all but one lane of the section of I-20 between Alcovy Road and Ga. Highway 142 was closed to rush hour traffic, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Deputy Courtney Morrison. Units from both the NCSO and the Covington Police Department were on the scene to assist with traffic.


ConyersMom 4 years, 1 month ago

My earnest and heartfelt prayers go out to the families of all involved. My son and Dylan were in pre-school together. His mom and I were good friends and would help each other with our little boys. I can't imagine the agonizing pain and grief - to lose your child. My heart cries for you and I will pray for you with every fiber of my being. And to the family of the young man in the hospital, I pray that they find comfort in loved ones who are there for them. To the truck driver, I pray that he/she can work through the anguish of guilt for something that probably couldn't have been avoided. -- To all those reading... Share your love for those still with you - For there is no way to know, what tomorrow holds.


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