Driver Killed in Collision with Tractor-Trailer in Wilkinson County, Georgia
WILKINSON COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted at 13wmaz.com, a driver was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer in Wilkinson County, Georgia. Upon preliminary investigation, authorities believe the person who was killed crashed into the tractor-trailer after running a stop sign at an intersection.*
The collision took place in the morning on Saturday, May 4, on Georgia Highway 243 in Wilkinson County. At about 7:30 a.m. that day, according to Georgia State Patrol, a pickup truck was traveling on Highway 243, approaching the intersection with the Fall Line Freeway. Troopers say that at the crossing of the two roadways, the pickup truck ran a stop sign.
Troopers and 13 WMAZ report the pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed and after missing the stop sign, it struck the side of a tractor-trailer. The rig was reportedly hauling two trailers, and the pickup truck hit the first trailer, then rotated into the second trailer. The second trailer then overturned, and the pickup truck traveled another 200 feet before coming to a stop in a turn lane.
According to 13 WMAZ, the driver of the pickup truck was killed in the collision. He was identified as a 26-year-old man from Crawfordville, Georgia. The news report does not identify the driver of the tractor-trailer but says that he or she was not injured in the collision.
It is unclear at this time what caused the driver of the pickup to miss the stop sign at the intersection. Georgia State Patrol is still investigating the wreck to determine the potential cause.
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