NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. May 31 2016-- A police sergeant with the College Park Police Department was killed in a motorcycle accident Monday evening, Memorial Day, authorities say.
A spokesperson with the department say Sgt. David Hough was riding a motorcycle on Interstate-20 west near Covington when he lost control of the bike and crashed. Authorities say he was transported to the hospital, but later died.
At this time, officials don't know what may have caused the 31-year-old's motorcycle to crash at the exit ramp, but they say he was not on duty responding to an emergency when the crash happened.
College Park Police say Hough was a New Jersey native and had just been promoted to sergeant within the past year.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is now investigating the incident.