On January 22, 2016 at 4:00 am Deputies responded to a single vehicle automobile accident on Waymanville Road near Lanier Road in Upson County. Upson arrival they discovered a Black Toyota Rav4 SUV with four occupants involved in the crash. The driver, Chasen Alexander Nicholson, 22, of Thomaston and front seat passenger, Brianna Leyne King, 20, of Griffin/Blairsville were deceased. Two rear seat passenger sustained injuries and were transported by ambulance for medical treatment.
The Georgia State Patrol was requested to investigate this accident and the investigation was turned over to Trooper Don Stewart of Post 26 in Thomaston