First responders work to stabilize one wreck victim after she was cut out of a demolished Toyota Scion at Friday’s collision scene. (Photo: Walter Geiger)


About 4:41 PM Friday afternoon  Lamar County First Responders were called to a  collision involving a Toyota Scion and a tractor-trailer rig own  on Hwy. 341 South in Lamar County.

Investigators indicated that two vehicles  were stopped in the northbound lane of Highway 341 when the Toyota vehicle came up behind them at a high rate of speed. The male driver according to witnesses, lost control of his vehicle and swerved into the southbound lane.  The Toyota was hit in the passenger side by the 18 wheeler.  A female in the front passenger seat had to be extricated and was airlifted from the scene by Emory air flight helicopter air ambulance to a trauma center.

The occupants of the Toyota, which were from  Clayton County, were reportedly students at Gordon State College. The tractor-trailer was owned by S&W Transport of Butler.

WKEU would like to thank Walter Geiger and the Barnesville Herald Gazette for their assistance in this news story.  You can subscribe to the Herald Gazette on line at



On Saturday, September 30th, 2017, at approximately 12:35 A.M., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to an auto accident on Interstate 75 northbound at Pate Road. When Deputies arrived, they discovered that two vehicles were involved, and one person was deceased.
Their investigation revealed that a Toyota Camry had been traveling northbound on the interstate when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the guardrail. The vehicle came to a stop in the left lane in a curve. The driver, identified as Rosalynn Ruth, a 62-year-old Savannah, Georgia, woman, had exited her vehicle when a Mercedes E350 traveling northbound struck her Toyota Camry head-on. Ruth was in the immediate area of her vehicle and she was also struck. Ruth was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The other driver was taken to the hospital for injuries. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.  More information will be released as the investigation continues.