Heard County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Nicholas Loubet and Steven Scott Griffin, a detention officer at the Heard County jail, have both been placed on paid leave by Sheriff Ross Henry while an investigation continues into the accidental four-wheeler death of Griffin’s wife, Brittany which occurred last week.
Henry stated that the two men will remain on leave pending the results of an investigation by the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.
New information was reported by John Winters of the Newnan Times-Herald yesterday indicating that on the night of the accident, the two men had driven Brittany from Corinth Road in Coweta County about two miles into Heard County to Pop’s Grocery before calling 911. Pop’s Grocery is located in the Corinth community in Heard County.
According to the report, the preliminary investigation by the Georgia State Troopers indicated that the four-wheeler driven by Griffin left the roadway and impacted the rear of another four-wheeler driven by Loubet. Brittany Griffin, a passenger on her husband’s ATV was thrown off the back.
Georgia State Trooper First Class Corey Alligood told the Times-Herald that Griffin and Loubet placed Brittany Griffin on her husband’s four-wheeler at the scene of the accident on Corinth Road in Coweta County and drove about two miles to Pop’s Grocery which is located in Heard County where they then called 911.
Griffin was transported to Piedmont Newnan Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further updates on this story as they become available.