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A Carrollton man who was charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a Cedartown postal carrier was convicted on a pair of charges following his trial in recent weeks. 

The Tallapoosa Circuit Superior Court jury found Antwain Durell Person guilty on charges of second degree Homicide by Vehicle and Disregarding a Traffic Control Device in the April 2016 death of Gina Jackson. 

Person, who was driving a logging truck on the Highway 27 bypass heading northbound, ran a red light and struck and killed Jackson in her postal van while she was crossing Highway 27 with a green light on Collard Valley Road. 

The jury came back with convictions on October 23 on the pair of charges following the trial. 

Person entered a not guilty plea in July 2017 after he was indicted by the grand jury in 2016. Sentencing is scheduled for November 19. 

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