Rentz man dies in Laurens County crash

A 59-year-old Rentz man died Monday night in an accident on Fountain Road in Laurens County.

Jimmy Lee Mimbs was a passenger in a 1980 Datsun King Cab pickup when the driver lost control in a curve and traveled off the road, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Ken DeLoach.

Mimbs was thrown from the vehicle shortly after 8 p.m.

“Of course, the accident is under investigation, but we do believe alcohol was involved,” DeLoach said.

The driver, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to the hospital in Eastman, he said.