December 3, 2020

UTV-Truck crash claims life of local man

(Franklin, GA) — A collision between a pick-up truck and a UTV claimed the life of a local man Friday night in northern Heard County.

According to reports by the Georgia State Patrol, 42-year-old Jason Craven was killed when the UTV he was operating left the roadway while traveling on Welcome Road and crashed head-on with an oncoming 1996 Dodge Truck driven by a 54-year-old female.

Craven allegedly left the roadway and hit a mailbox before over-correcting and crossing into the truck’s path in the opposite lane of travel.

Craven was pronounced dead after being transported by ambulance to Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton.

Although the investigation is still ongoing, the female driver of the truck is not believed to be at fault.

Investigators believe alcohol was the contributing factor in the crash that took place about 10:00 PM Friday.

Craven was a 1994 graduate of Heard County and resided in the Roosterville area.

Stay tuned to for further information as it becomes available.


  1. Lisa Barr says

    Oh my gosh. We were coming home on Welcome last night at the same time and almost hit this utv. It didn’t have any lights on. I worried something bad would happen.

  2. Tesia McCormick says

    So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family.

  3. So Sorry to hear about this. Jason and I hung out when we were younger. Very heartbreaking. My prayers to his family.

    • Shane thornton says

      Jason has been a true friend of mine for years knowed the bible like the back of his hand he helped me through a very awful time in my life I just want the world to no I love ya bro and I c ya on the other side one day my prayers go out to all that knew him

  4. jason was a nice guy, i really liked him… does anybody know if and when any funeral arangements were made? if so please let me know on facebook.. prayers for the family..

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