Local log truck driver charged in Tuesday morning accident
A Cairo log truck driver is charged in a Tuesday morning accident that sent two Donalsonville men to the hospital.
Timothy McCullough, 41, was driving a log truck north on Upper Hawthorne Trail when he attempted to cross U.S. 84 at 6:05 a.m., according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Jerry Simpson, 54, was driving a 2004 Buick LeSabre East on 84 when the truck pulled onto the highway.
The Buick ran into the rear left tires of the empty trailer. Simpson and his front seat passenger, 28-year-old Douglas Simpson, were injured in the accident and taken by ambulance to Archbold Memorial Hospital. On Tuesday afternoon, both men were listed in serious condition at Archbold, according to their spokesperson, Megan Powell.
Although the back seat passenger, Brett McPeters, 28, of Donalsonville, suffered visible injuries, he was not transported to a hospital, the GSP reports.
Both Simpson men were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, and McPeters was not wearing his. All three were on their way to work in Thomasville when the accident happened.
McCullough, who was not injured, was charged with failure to yield at an intersection.