2008-03-26 / Public Safety

One injured as two vehicles collide

by MCL staff writer

The driver of this vehicle was injured in the crash. The driver of this vehicle was injured in the crash. One Colquitt woman sustained injures Wednesday, March 19, at the dangerous intersection of Fourth Street and U.S. Hwy. 27. This has been the site of numerous accidents since the five-lane highway was completed.

The accident occurred when Mrs. Jesse Anne Shepard, 82, of Main Street was driving her 1993 Ford Crown Victoria south on Fourth St. She stopped at the sign at the intersection. Mrs. Shepard pulled onto Crawford St. (U.S. Hwy. 27) turning left travelling east, and attempted to get in the outside lane of traffic.

Curtis M. Williams, 34, of 1026 GA Hwy. 45 South, was travelling east in a 2000 GMC 3500 truck in the eastbound lane of Crawford St. (U.S. Hwy. 27). Mr. Williams changed to the outside lane in an attempt to miss Mrs. Shepard.

The truck struck the auto in the passenger side. Mrs. Shepard was injured and taken to the local hospital for treatment by ambulance.

The contributing factor causing the accident was the failure to yield by Mrs. Shepard.

Both drivers did exceptionally well not to have more injuries according to one of the officers. Mrs Shepard drove her vehicle into the parking lot at Kangaroo Express, and Mr. Williams drove his truck down an embankment trying to avoid the impact.

Chief Scott Worsley was the investigating officer.

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