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Fatal Crash on Highway 92

A 53-year-old Woodstock man died in a single-vehicle wreck Thursday evening in Acworth.

One man died in a fatal wreck Thursday evening on Lake Acworth Drive/Highway 92, just west of Collins Circle in Acworth.

Cobb County police have identified the driver who died at the scene as 53-year-old Gregory M. Jones of Woodstock.

Investigators say Jones was traveling eastbound on Lake Acworth Drive in his 1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer, and attempted to negotiate a curve to the left. His Chevrolet left the roadway, rolled down an embankment and overturned. Jones was the only person in the vehicle, authorities say.

The initially responded to the traffic collision, and the case was later handed off to the Cobb County Police Department for investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 770-499-3987.

Robin July 15, 2011 at 06:48 PM
They really need to lower the speed limit on this road. Our home backs up to it and there are accidents on this road probably at least once a month. Just because it's called "highway" doesn't mean it should be a posted 55mph. How many people are going to die or be injured before someone does something? There are many neighborhoods that are off this road. People have a hard time pulling out into 55 mph oncoming traffic blind in many instances. Lower the speed limit!
Sean Farist July 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM
The speed limit is 40 mph from 41 to baker rd. The problem is no respect for the law, and yes folks those speed limit signs are the law. Not to mention very little police presence on the roads doesn't help.
Donna July 16, 2011 at 02:26 PM
Did you all actually read that someone died in this crash? Do you see in the article that speed was the cause? I know this man. He worked like a dog outside in the sun all day. He probably fell asleep from exhaustion!
Miller Finch July 16, 2011 at 05:40 PM
@ Robin: 92 is not a posted 55mph. It's 40mph, but they didn't put speed limit signs up until a couple of months ago so if you went from Glade Road to Ragsdale road Westbound there were NO signs! Yet the cops sat in that parking area off to the side at the bridge over the lakes. It probably took someone pulled over to question where the signs were to get Acworth to put up speed limit signs. I know I tried for 3 years to get them to put them up. And eastbound, there is ONE at Ragsdale road that I know of. There are not enough signs on that stretch from 41 to Glade so people don't know what the limit is.
Perry Kemp July 16, 2011 at 09:55 PM
The widening of Hwy 92 has been put off over and over for the last 20 years. It just gets moved to the next SPLOST. They don't even bother to repair the crashed and rusted guardrails anymore. Too bad someone had to die. But the DOT is buying a $40 million streetcar for MLK. Typical government.
Kim July 16, 2011 at 10:49 PM
The accident happened right in front of me, 619pm Thursday evening. There was traffic he was not speeding. My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Gregory.
Donna July 17, 2011 at 02:07 AM
Kim, I would like to talk to you. I knew the man and his sister is my best friend. She would be interested in what actually happened. We visited the crash site today.
Donna July 17, 2011 at 03:20 PM
If anyone feels so led, you may contribute to his burial at Woodstock Funeral Home. There was no insurance, no wife, no family to speak of except his sister.
Donna July 18, 2011 at 02:34 AM
The police said he did not hit the guard rail but when I visited the site, there was a bent up guardrail. Am wondering.....if it should have been repaired. :(
beth glaser September 28, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Donna plz get in touch with me my name is beth glaser and greg jones was the only happiness I had I need to know if he has passed if so plz tell teresa to call me and my brother josh7704681981
beth glaser September 28, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Donna plz get in touch with me my name is beth glaser and greg jones was the only happiness I had I need to know if he has passed if so plz tell teresa to call me and my brother josh7704681981 he was the only dad I knew

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