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2 killed in auto accidents over Christmas weekend in Cobb County

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Police in Cobb County are investigating two fatal auto accidents that happened over the Christmas weekend.

The first accident happened on Christmas around 10:15 p.m. on Pisgah Rd. in Mableton.

According to police, the driver, 18-year-old Eric Lynch, was driving a Honda Civic at a high rate of speed when he lost control on wet pavement and hit a utility pole on the side of the road.

Lynch, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the car.  He was taken to the hospital where he died.

The second fatal crash happened several hours later in Mableton. 

Police said that around 3 a.m., 27-year-old David W. Jones drove his truck off Oglesby Rd. and into some trees.

Jones, who also wasn't wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene of the wreck.  According to police, alcohol could have factored into the accident.

If you have any information about either of the accidents, call Cobb County Police at 770-499-3987.

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