Five injured in Columbia County crash

Jenna Martin/staff
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A three-vehicle wreck involving a UPS truck and a tractor trailer on Columbia Road near the Columbia County Fairgrounds today sent five people to the hospital.

The collision happened at about 3:15 p.m. when a Dodge Ram 1500 traveling west on Columbia Road struck a UPS truck that had stopped behind a tractor trailer just past High Meadows Drive, said Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Jim DiArenzo.

The UPS truck hit the back of the 18-wheeler, which was stopped for a garbage truck turning left into Advanced Disposal, DiArenzo said.

All five people involved in the wreck were sent to Medical College of Georgia hospital with non life-threatening injuries, DiArenzo said.

Thomson residents Corey Anderson, 31; Tiffany Hunley, 18, who is pregnant; and Christine Hunley, 38; were riding in the Dodge truck and not wearing seat belts, he said.

UPS truck driver Adam Cason, 42, and tractor trailer driver Clinton Snellings, 50, with L&L Bulk Inc., also were hospitalized.

Anderson, who was driving the Dodge truck, is being cited with following too closely and other charges are pending, DiArenzo said.

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nothin2show4it 06/29/11 - 06:52 pm
Well now... lets see... CC

Well now... lets see... CC is building a new park across from the government complex. They purchased the property across the street. When is it going to do something in concern with the safety of their residents. How many people have to be hurt on Columbia Road? We need traffic signals at Ivey Falls and High Meadow Rd.

Also, how about the garbage truck that turned left into traffic causing congestion? The article doesn't mention citing one of Columbia Country's biggest hazards on the road.

dixiebelle30824 06/29/11 - 07:00 pm
UUHhhh how about the stupid

UUHhhh how about the stupid idots that keep riding around in cars and not wearing a seatbelt????????? Just a thought there!!!!

falconch3 06/29/11 - 07:30 pm
driver of the tractor-trailer

driver of the tractor-trailer hospitalized?? sounds like he's looking for a payday

burninater 06/29/11 - 07:51 pm
Tailgating without seatbelts,

Tailgating without seatbelts, don't think you need to look much deeper for aggravating circumstances ...

copperhead 06/30/11 - 06:56 am
Just WHO do these folks not

Just WHO do these folks not wearing seat belts think they are? They are not above the law! They should be jailed for at least a year and NEVER be allowed to drive again. THAT'LL TEACH 'EM!

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