Posted: Saturday, January 19th 2013 at 5:00am
Tractor-trailer drivers charged in two Habersham injury crashes
By Rob Moore Editor
The tractor-trailer truck that overturned after colliding with another vehicle on Georgia Highway 365 Wednesday night is shown at the lot of Webbs' in Cornelia after being removed from the scene Thursday. (Photo/Rob Moore)
MT. AIRY – The drivers of two tractor-trailers have been cited for traffic infractions after their trucks collided with other vehicles in separate wrecks in Habersham County on Wednesday.
One of those wrecks, about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, shut down at least one lane of Georgia Highway 365 at Cody Road near Mt. Airy for about 15 hours.
“The tractor-trailer and Honda [CRV] crash occurred as the truck was southbound on 365,” said Gordy Wright, public information officer for the Georgia State Patrol.
“The truck left the roadway, crossed the median, traveled into the northbound lanes and clipped the northbound Honda, right side to right side,” Wright said. “The truck then overturned on the east shoulder and came to rest on its side.”
Wright said both drivers were taken to Habersham Medical Center for treatment.
Chadwick Lee Wyatt, 35, of Waynesville, N.C., was charged with failure to maintain lane, Wright said.
The driver of the Honda was Linda L. Adcock, 52, of Flowery Branch.
Earlier in the day Wednesday, GSP worked a wreck involving a tractor-trailer in Baldwin.
“In the Baldwin crash, the tractor-trailer was traveling north on Georgia 15 (U.S. Highway 441) around 12:30 p.m. when the light at Willingham Avenue turned red and the driver couldn’t stop in time,” Wright said. “The truck struck a Toyota pickup in the right side.”
Matt McClain of Rabun Gap, a passenger in the Toyota was taken to Habersham Medical Center for treatment. Roy Glenn Jamison, 65, of Toccoa, driver of the pickup, was checked at the scene for injury, but was not transported from the scene, Wright said.
The driver of the Walmart tractor-trailer was identified as George Edward Powell Jr., 54, of Forest City, N.C. He was charged with failing to obey a traffic control device, Wright said.
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