Man dies in fiery crash in Sumter Co. - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Man dies in fiery crash in Sumter Co.

July 2, 2003

Sumter County- A truck hauling a load of rolled sheet metal ran off the road, when the trailer may have come loose.

 You can see where the truck left Highway 280 just east of Desoto. Then the cab of the truck hit a tree, and the fuel tank was cut in half.

The cab was engulfed in flames when rescue workers arrived. Authorities aren't sure if the man was trapped inside or if injuries kept him from escaping. Now, police are trying to find out who he is.

"I think the tag on the front of the vehicle is intact, we're going to run a check on it, find out who owns the truck and contact the company," said Danny Kimbrel, with the Georgia State Patrol.

 No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and no one else was hurt.

posted at 10:40 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Valdosta PD search for shooting suspect

    Valdosta PD search for shooting suspect

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:41:30 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Officers with the Valdosta Police Department are searching for whoever shot into a home early Tuesday morning. It happened around 4 am on East Ann St. Investigators said someone called 911 reporting the a unknown suspect fired shots into a home on the 700 block.

    More >>

    Officers with the Valdosta Police Department are searching for whoever shot into a home early Tuesday morning. It happened around 4 am on East Ann St. Investigators said someone called 911 reporting the a unknown suspect fired shots into a home on the 700 block.

    More >>
  • Pelham Police make arrest during early morning drug raid

    Pelham Police make arrest during early morning drug raid

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:38:13 GMT
    (Source:Facebook)(Source:Facebook)

    Several people are facing drug charges after a early morning raid on Tuesday in Pelham. This happened on Mize Street around 5:30 a.m. "From the looks on their face, they were shocked when we got there.

    More >>

    Several people are facing drug charges after a early morning raid on Tuesday in Pelham. This happened on Mize Street around 5:30 a.m. "From the looks on their face, they were shocked when we got there.

    More >>
  • breaking

    Tornado Warnings issued for SWGA counties, damage reported

    Tornado Warnings issued for SWGA counties, damage reported

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:31:43 GMT

    Storms in South Georgia prompted tornado warnings in some counties that caused damage.

    More >>

    Storms in South Georgia prompted tornado warnings in some counties that caused damage.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly