Butts County Man Dies in Monroe County Crash


MONROE COUNTY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Butts County man dies in a one vehicle crash Friday night in Monroe County.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Allison Selman-Wllis tells 41NBC 47-year-old Terry Smith of Flovilla passed away after his injuries from a crash that happened around 7 p.m. on Highway 42.  Selman-Willis says Smith’s 1960’s model Ford Galaxy left the roadway and struck a tree.

Smith was trapped inside the vehicle, which caught fire. He was removed and taken by helicopter to Grady Hospital in Atlanta where he passed away.

Selman-Willis says Smith was driving on a suspended license and that alcohol was a factor in the accident.  The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation.