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