Update: 45-year-old man dies in single vehicle accident in Walton County


Georgia State Patrol report that a 45-year-old Walton County man died Tuesday morning in a single vehicle accident at a private residence on Tiffany Lane. He has been identified as Aurelio Martinez.

“He was driving a 2003 Chevy Silverado, backing south down the driveway when he accelerated rapidly, traveling through another resident’s lawn and striking a tree with the left side of the vehicle,” Trooper First Class Cal Barton with GSP said. “He then traveled down an embankment hitting another tree before coming to an uncontrolled stop in a creek bed. He was ejected from his seating position in the driver’s seat into the rear of the truck.”

Barton said the reasons for him accelerating out of control are not known at this time. The exact cause of death will need to be confirmed through an autopsy.

Initial Story

Georgia State Patrol confirmed it is on the scene of an accident involving a fatality. Emergency personnel say this is a single vehicle accident on private property off Shiloh Road and is not impacting traffic at this time.

Details to follow.

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