Tractor-Trailer, Trash Truck Collide in Appling County, Georgia

February 28, 2019

APPLING COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story posted online by, a tractor-trailer and a trash truck collided in Appling County, Georgia. A fire reportedly broke out after the impact. The investigation of the crash is ongoing, and the cause of the accident was not reported in the news story.*

The accident occurred on February 25, but the news report from Fox 28 did not say what time it took place. A tractor-trailer and a trash truck reportedly crashed into each other on Highway 341 in Appling County, near Baxley, Georgia. Upon impact, one or both of the vehicles caught on fire. The report from Fox 28 did not provide any details about the nature of the collision or how it happened. 

A photo taken from the scene of the accident and posted to shows both vehicles off the roadway with extensive debris surrounding them. Both vehicles appear to be on fire in the photo. It is not clear from the photo what company owned the trash truck, and no information about either vehicle driver’s employer was reported. 

Fox 28 states that one fatality resulted from the crash. However, the report does not say whether the person who died in the accident was a driver or a passenger and does not indicate which vehicle the person was riding in at the time. The Appling County Sheriff’s Office and other emergency agencies responded to the scene.

The circumstances of the accident and the cause of the collision are still under investigation, and no additional information was included in the Fox 28 news report.  

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