Valdosta man killed in crash with runaway grain trailer
By WCTV Eyewitness News |
Posted: Thu 10:43 PM, Sep 22, 2016 |
Updated: Fri 3:48 PM, Sep 23, 2016
September 23, 2016
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- A Valdosta man is dead after colliding head-on with a trailer that broke free from a truck.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, 58-year-old Gary Cantrell of Valdosta was killed in the accident on Cat Creek Road near New Bethel Road, about a mile west of Moody Air Force Base, around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Troopers say Cantrell's vehicle was headed north and collided head-on with a grain trailer that had disconnected from a pickup truck during a curve. The trailer traveled into Cantrell's lane, killing him on impact.
38-year-old Lawrence Robinette was a passenger in the vehicle and sustained minor injuries.
Investigators say they don't suspect that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash but are still awaiting the results of toxicology reports.
The accident left the roadway closed for about two-and-a-half hours.
Charges against the driver up the pickup truck, Walter Clayton, 63, of Sparks, are pending the completion of the investigation, GSP says.
Memo: Georgia House Bill 123 Excludes any safety for Farmers who tow trailers on public roads...we warned the Governor...he only lisened to the FARMERS who lobbied him....
In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!