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Man killed in Chappell Mill Road crash identified

Walkers out for morning exercise came upon a fatal crash scene in the 900 block of Chappell Mill Road here early July 4. The driver, a black male approximately 30 years old, had been partially ejected and his body was pinned under the vehicle, a 2004 Honda Accord. Coroner Jim Smith has identified the victim as Thomas Jefferson Harris of 300 Patrol Rd. in Forsyth and estimate the crash time at about 2 a.m. ******************** NOTICE: This story and photo(s) are under copyright. They may not be republished or disseminated in any form or format – including social media – without explicit permission. ********************* It took some time to locate an ID on the body. The victim’s name has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin. The original dispatch call to first responders went out at 8:30 a.m. The driver was eastbound on Chappell Mill when he lost control in a long, sweeping curve and ran off the south side of the road and into a wooded area near 990 Chappell Mill. Deputies said it appeared the car had been in the woods for some time before the walkers spotted it. More to follow…

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