LaGrange man dies in motorcycle accident

A man was killed and a woman seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in LaGrange, Ga. early today.

LaGrange police say Christopher Monk, 27, of LaGrange died in the one-vehicle accident and his passenger Keli Dalton, 26, of LaGrange suffered serious injuries to her lower extremities.

Dalton was air lifted to the Medical Center in Columbus where this afternoon she is still listed in critical condition.

Police got the call shortly after 2 a.m. The preliminary investigation says Monk lost control of his motorcycle on West Lukken Industrial Drive and hit a utility pole.

Troup County Coroner Jeff Cook said Monk died of a "closed injury to the head."