One arrested in road rage wreck

Published 6:20 am Wednesday, May 17, 2017

By Melanie Ruberti


A 19-year-old man remains in the Troup County Jail, charged in a two-car crash that was allegedly the result of road rage.

Nicholas Carter was arrested Monday night and charged with aggravated assault and first degree criminal damage to property, said investigators with the LaGrange Police Department.

Carter was driving a 2004 Volvo XC90 when he intentionally struck a woman’s 2012 Honda Civic in the 400 block of Colquitt Street at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday.

The collision caused the Honda to leave the roadway and overturn in the front yard of a home.

The woman was briefly trapped inside the car. LaGrange firefighters used the jaws of life to free her from the vehicle.

She was taken to WellStar West Georgia Medical Center for treatment and later released, said LaGrange police.

Investigators determined the woman and Carter were involved in a fight prior to the accident.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She can be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.