Monroe County GA Dec 22 2016 Officials are investigating a crash that killed a Henry County Sheriff’s employee Wednesday in northern Monroe County.
Thomas Palmer of Forsyth, was ejected from a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer after it left the roadway traveling east on Lassiter Road and struck multiple trees, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
He was returning home from as shift when the accident occurred.
Monroe County deputies responded to the crash about 6 p.m. in the 1000 block of Lassiter Road.
The crash site is about 60 miles southeast of Atlanta.
Palmer, 56, was taken to Monroe County Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
“The accident remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office,” Monroe County Sheriff’s Sgt. Lawson Bittick said.
The incident is the county’s 13th fatal accident in 2016.
“We extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Mr. Palmer,” Bittick said.