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Stone Mountain man killed in Christmas Eve accident

CONYERS — A Stone Mountain man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Christmas Eve in Rockdale County.

Virgil Thomas, 47, had left a family gathering when he crashed his vehicle on Old Covington Road in wet, foggy weather at about 8:50 p.m. Family members told the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office that Thomas was unfamiliar with the area.

According to the RCSO, Thomas's vehicle left the roadway and struck at least three mailboxes, ejecting him from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.