published Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Fort Oglethorpe city councilman killed in a car crash

A Fort Oglethorpe city councilman was killed this morning at 8 in a car crash.

Councilman Eddie Stinnett, 67, appears to have had a heart attack before he hit a curb and crashed into a car on Battlefield Parkway, said Fort Oglethorpe Police Chief David Eubanks.

Stinnett was found slumped over in his car and was pronounced dead at the hospital, Eubanks said. His wreck is still under investigation.

“This is just terrible,” Eubanks said.

His death comes the day after Stinnett and the rest of the council ousted fellow councilman Charles Sharrock after a four hour hearing on sexual harassment complaints.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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