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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –An unusual sight at the corner of Jefferson Street and Philema Road in Albany Thursday morning, as a boat blocked traffic after a car crash.

Drivers had to maneuver around the boat and emergency vehicles as crews cleaned up the crash.

About 10:30 Ronald Akins was towing his fishing boat to the repair shop.

Police say 22-year old Carlos Clayton of Leesburg ran a red light and hit the boat.

The boat turned over and the frame on the trailer broke.

Akins said "I looked up and he was hauling buggy. I said this guy's is not going to stop. So I tried to speed up so he wouldn't hit me in the door of my truck. He got my boat."

Clayton was cited for red light violation and violation of a learner's license.

The car owner,  Kenneth Profit, was also cited for letting Clayton drive without supervision.

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