In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!
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....