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Pickup Truck Rear-Ends Logging Truck in Chatham County, Georgia

February 13, 2019

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA. – As reported online by, a pickup truck rear-ended a logging truck February 4 in Chatham County, Georgia. The driver of the pickup was seriously injured, and officials have not yet released his or her name.*

The crash occurred in the morning on February 4 on Highway 80 in Chatham County. Sometime before 8 a.m., a Toyota Tundra was traveling on Highway 80 and crashed into the back of a logging truck near the area of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. It is not clear what direction the vehicles were traveling at the time. 

Only one person was inside each vehicle; Neither vehicle had any passengers at the time of the wreck. The driver of the Toyota sustained serious injuries, and emergency responders transported him or her to Memorial University Medical Center. The Toyota driver’s current medical condition has not been reported, and officials have not identified this driver at this time. 

It does not appear that the driver of the logging truck, who has also not been identified, was injured in the crash. It is not clear what caused the collision. Authorities responding to the scene did not indicate any potential reasons for the Toyota driver hitting the log truck. The accident is still under investigation. 

The accident caused both directions of travel to be closed on Highway 80, and traffic became backed up during this time. The wreck happened during the Monday morning rush hour, which added to the amount of congestion that resulted. The roadway was cleared and all lanes were reopened around 8 a.m. that day. 

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