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Henry Co. officer killed in car accident

By Stewart Voegtlin

stewart@jacksonprogress-argus.com

According to Sheriff Gene Pope, Henry County Police Officer James Carter, Jr. died in a car crash last Wednesday night after his vehicle ran off Keys Ferry Road and hit a tree.

Pope said Carter was traveling to work around 9:30 p.m. and slick road conditions caused him to run off the right-hand shoulder.

"[Carter] must have over compensated and then struck a tree as a result," Pope said.

Pope said Carter was killed instantly.

Carter was a Jasper County resident.