December 4, 2020

Monday accident results in minor injuries

WreckA  mom and her two children suffered only minor injuries Monday afternoon in an auto accident in Eastern Heard County.

The Georgia State patrol reports that it was a rear-end collision which happened when a 2003 Ford Taurus was stopped on Hwy 34 attempting to turn left onto Dean Road.

A 1993 Ford pickup truck struck the rear of the Taurus. The driver of the pickup truck was Charles Justin Barton, 19, from Franklin. He was taken to Piedmont Newnan for treatment and charged with following too closely.

The Taurus was being driven by Candice Marie Collier, 25, from Franklin.  She and two passengers, her children Jessie Collier, age 7, and Clayton Collier, age 4, were taken to West Georgia Medical Center for treatment and released shortly thereafter.

(Photo Courtesy of Jessica Smith)

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