December 2, 2020

Wednesday tractor-trailer accident shuts down HWY 34 West

(Franklin) – An accident Wednesday afternoon involving a tractor-trailer resulted in no major injuries, although it did cause the closure of HWY 34 in western Heard County for about three hours.

According to a report by Georgia State Trooper Ross Buchan, the accident occurred about 4:15 p.m. when a Chrysler Sebring driven westbound by 65-year-old Gwedolyn Williams of Roanoke, AL crossed the center line into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer driven by 53-year-old Lloyd Barnes of Newnan, GA.

Buchan stated that Barnes left the roadway to avoid a collision impacting the Sebring in the process.

The tractor-trailer driver then lost control as his big rig turned completely around, leaving the roadway on the opposite shoulder, and coming to rest facing westbound.

According to a statement by Williams, she was digging in her purse when she crossed the yellow line. She is being charged with Failure to Maintain Lane.


  1. people like that don’t need license

    • Like you, and every one of us, haven’t done that before and we still have our licenses! We ALL need to pay better attention when driving to avoid these kind of accidents.

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