Man dies in Baldwin County log truck accident

Man dies in Baldwin County log truck accident

A man was killed by a log when it crashed through the cab of his pick-up truck.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Georgia State Patrol's (GSP) Specialize Collision Reconstruction Team is continuing to investigate a Baldwin County fatal log truck accident.

The accident happened Monday, around 11 a.m., on Georgia Highway 22, near Stembridge Road in Baldwin County, according to GSP Trooper First Class, Michael Screws.

The tractor trailer truck was filled with logs as it traveled west on Hwy. 22, when it collided with a Chevrolet full size pick-up GMC
in a curve which was traveling east.

“The log truck was coming around the curve when the trailer of the log truck became detached and over turned,” said Screws.

The GSP trooper said the trailer rolled into the east bound lane of the highway spilling the logs into the roadway. Some of logs hit the pick-up truck. One of the logs pierced through the driver's side of the truck killing Clayton Goolsby.

Goolsby, 24 of Fort Valley was alone in the truck.

“I've worked a lot of accidents, this one was pretty severe,” said Screws. “I was trying get all of the information to secure the scene and gather information needed for the report. I interviewed the driver of the log truck and then we blocked off the scene,”

Georgia Hwy. 22, was closed for nearly four hours,

Georgia Department of Transportation and the Baldwin County Sheriff's deputies rerouted traffic, to
Lake Laurel Road, and Kings Road.

GSP investigators are working to determine why log truck 's trailer detached from the truck's cab.
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