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A Man Tragically Dies in Accident in Wrens

June 12, 2019

WRENS, GA – According to an online news report at, the owner of a local trucking company died in the Wrens Ingles parking lot.  The accident occurred when the automobile he was working on shifted, causing the hydraulic jack to fail.*

The victim, aged fifty four from Stapleton, Georgia, was servicing the rear axle of the vehicle and replacing components of the brake on a truck he owned.  The accident occurred earlier in May.  The man who was working on the vehicle sadly died at the scene of the accident.

Per the Wrens Police Chief, the man’s vehicle had been pulled over onto the side of the road and was cited earlier in the day by an officer from the Georgia Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division.

In the evening, per the police chief, emergency personnel arrived to the scene of the accident – the Ingles parking lot – after receiving a report that a semi-truck had fallen onto a male victim. 

Per the accident report, witnesses informed authorities that there were two individuals who were working underneath the rear axle of an 18-wheeler (a BLR Trucking’s 2000 International Navistar) that was loaded with timber.  At that point, the vehicle rolled forward, with the hydraulic jack tipping over.  As a result, the axle fell onto the male victim, killing him instantly.  Another man who was working on the big rig had his leg partially trapped under a tire that was deflated.  Emergency personnel was able to free the man’s leg and transport him to a local hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The incident remains under investigation by local authorities.

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