Wreck in­volv­ing log­ging truck snarls traf­fic for hours on High­way 53 West Mon­day af­ter­noon

Calhoun Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Brandi Owczarz

lane when a 2001 Ford Tau­rus, stopped on Brown­lee Moun­tain Road, driven by Lu­cas Wil­ley, 19, of Adairsville, at­tempted to cross over High­way 53, pulling out in front of the log­ging truck. Head­rick at­tempted to break and miss the Tau­rus but struck it, caus­ing the log­ging truck to over­turn.

Logs that were dis­lodged in the ac­ci­dent rolled into the park­ing lot of a an­tique store and hit a parked 2014 Chrysler Town & Coun­try, which had two oc­cu­pants in­side, and a 2017 Subaru Out­back, which had one oc­cu­pant in­side.

The 5- year- old and 10- year- old pas­sen­gers in the Town & Coun­try re­ceived vis­i­ble in­juries from broken glass. The pas­sen­ger in the Out­back was not in­jured. Head­rick had vis­i­ble in­juries and was trans­ported to Floyd Med­i­cal Cen­ter where his con­di­tion was un­known at press time. Wil­ley also com­plained of in­juries and was trans­ported by ground to Gor­don Hospi­tal.

Wil­ley has been charged with fail­ure to yield at a stop sign.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO by CAL­HOUN TIMES READER DEISI RIOS

ABOVE LEFT: The scene of an ac­ci­dent on Mon­day, June 4 in­volv­ing a log­ging truck. ABOVE RIGHT: High­way 53 West in Plainville was shut down for hours to per­form re­cov­ery and clean up.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO by CAL­HOUN TIMES READER SCOTT HOOD

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