September 16, 2021

Overnight rollover wreck claims life of local man

Dan Kimble

Dan Kimble was a well-known Heard County musician and 2005 graduate of HHS

(Franklin, GA) — An overnight rollover crash claimed the life of a Heard County man early Sunday morning.

According to a report released by the Georgia State Patrol, 29-year-old Daniel Shawn Kimble of Franklin was killed early Sunday morning after a single-vehicle accident involving his pick-up truck on US HWY 27 south of Franklin.

Although the crash is believed to have occurred around midnight, authorities were not called until after sunrise Sunday morning as the vehicle was not in clear view of passers-by during the night.

A man riding a bicycle first noticed the debris field south of the intersection of HWY 100 east after the sun came up and proceeded to contact authorities.

Reports indicate Kimble was traveling in the left southbound lane of HWY 27 when his vehicle left the roadway and entered the median, overturning several times before jumping a guard rail and coming to rest in a wooded area about 500 feet from where his vehicle originally left the roadway.

Kimble was the driver of the vehicle and the only person involved in the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kimble is well-known locally as a talented musician and he was a multi-sport athlete at Heard County High School. He graduated with the Class of 2005.

Dan’s sister, Anna Kimble, made a statement on behalf of the family late Sunday afternoon.

“Thank you everyone for your prayers. My brother never met a stranger — he had the biggest heart and was always laughing,” said his sister.

“He loved his family (especially his niece and two nephews), his friends, and he loved playing his guitar and singing. Please continue to keep our family in your prayers as the days ahead are going to be the hardest we’ve ever had to endure.”

Stay tuned to for funeral arrangements as soon as they are made available.


  1. Michelle says

    I am so incredibly sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family & friends.

  2. Tammy Jenkins says

    RIP my friend I will miss you so much!!!!

  3. Fran Futral says

    Praying for the family.

  4. So sorry for your loss
    Prayers for the family

  5. Eddie Bennett says

    We will keep you in our prayers Eddie and Stephanie Bennett. Sorry for your loss.God is with you always!.Keep him in your ❤

  6. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family

  7. 7067567510 says

    I am so sorry for ur loss. I understand the pain the family and friends are going thru. Lost my mom this past July. If you need anything even to talk or txt im here. Julie Huddleston 7067567510

  8. Jeannie hull says

    OMG Anna call me when U get a chance hun,I’ll be lifting U an your family in my prayers!!!

  9. So sorry this happened. I will put you all on my prayer list for a while. God bless you all.

    • says

      I am sorry for you all loss, I will keep you all In my prayers. If you need anything call me at 678-673-9969.

  10. Rip kimble you will be missed it is a blessing to know you as long as we knew each other

  11. Stacey Holmes says

    So sorry to hear this. My prayers go out to the family.

  12. Nonnie wells says

    May God wrap his arms of comfort and peace and understanding around your family.I am so sorry for your loss.God bless you

  13. So sorry, I can understand how you feel, I laid my brother to rest last Friday, prayers for you and your family.

  14. Dan worked with me at the Del’avant event center and he was such a nice guy and hard worker. I’m sending prayers to his family.

  15. Woody and Doris Abney says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you,may the Lord give strength and comfort.


  17. Mary waters knight says

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and love for youall!!

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