Our Atlanta car and truck accident attorneys read a news story last week about a deadly crash that involved two pick up trucks and one large 18-wheeler semi-truck in Worth County. The drivers of both pick up trucks died as a result of this tragic accident.
On Friday January 17th, around 5:20 in the evening, Charles H. Lunsford, 81-years-old from Sumner, was driving his 2001 grey Chevrolet Silverado west on Shingle Sumner Road in Poulan. Mr. Lunsford tried to turn left onto Highway 112, but he turned into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer, and was hit by the 18-wheeler driving north, driven by 44-year-old Gary Brinkley. Mr. Brinkley tried to avoid hitting the Chevy, but couldn’t brake in time. The impact forced Mr. Lunsford’s Chevy to the east shoulder. Gregory Jacob “Jake” Williams, a 23-year-old from Sylvester in Worth County, was driving a 1998 Ford F150 pick up truck southbound at the time. The tractor trailer also hit him, forcing his truck into the west shoulder.
Jake Williams died at the scene from his injuries. Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Walter Spurlin told reporters that the day of the accident was Jake’s 23rd birthday. He had lived in Worth County his entire life and had a young daughter, Adalynn. Jake worked at Driller Services in Ashburn, and was a member or Worth Lodge 194 F&AM.