Woman injured in Dec. 3 wreck dies

A woman who was at fault in an accident that killed a truck driver on Dec. 3 has died from injuries she sustained in the wreck, authorities said.


Faye Dodd, 68, of Blythe, was pronounced dead Sunday at the the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Richmond County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said in an e-mail. She died of blunt force trauma.

At 4:50 p.m. onDec. 3, Dodd stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Willis Foreman and Deans Bridge Road. Fred Buckson, 53, of the 1800 block of Kissingbower Road, was traveling north on Deans Bridge in a 1999 International 9000 tractor-trailer.

Dodd, driving a Chevrolet Cavalier, turned left in an attempt to go south on Deans Bridge. The left front of her vehicle hit the right side of the tractor trailer, Richmond County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said.

Buckson was pronounced dead at the scene after it took officials more than two hours to extract him from the vehicle.

Dodd was pinned under the tractor-trailer and was airlifted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital with internal bleeding and blunt force trauma.

A passenger in the Cavalier was taken to the hospital and was in serious condition with broken bones and blunt force trauma.

Authorities determined that Dodd was at fault in the accident, Gay said.

Tractor-trailer driver killed in crash on Deans Bridge Road


Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:38

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