Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
July 5, 2004
Sparks -"I saw the smoke prior to getting to the exit. As I pulled on the top of the exit, I could view the wreckage at the other side of the ramp here," says State Trooper Sergeant Don Whitaker.
The wreck happened around 6:30 Monday morning. The driver, 39-year old Timothy Wayne Chambers, exited off of the interstate, but apparently didn't see a stop sign. He drove off the ramp and into a steep ditch. He was killed on the scene.
Whitaker describes the crash, "Just came straight across this Sparks Cutoff road here and straight over into the other side of the ramp."
Chambers was traveling South on I-75, when he took exit 4. For some reason, he didn't see the stop sign. There are no skid marks on this road, just the charred remains of what was the tractor-trailer on the other side of the ramp.
"In a wreck like this," says Whitaker, "where there's no skid marks, no apparent reason, there's only two or three options that you can look at and we're looking at everything that we can possibly look at to try and figure out the cause of the accident."
Some possibilities? Well, Chambers could have traveled all night and fallen asleep, or he simply may not have seen the stop sign. Whatever the reason, investigators hope to know what caused the crash soon. Some of those answers could come in the rubble left behind.
"This is probably going to take most of the day to clean up," says Whitaker. "We've got a crew here, the embankment is too steep to actually get a front end loader down in there, so most of this work is going to have to be done by hand and toted up this hill." A hot and difficult job on a day that has claimed a life.
Timothy Chamber's body is on the way to the crime lab in Atlanta. Investigators hope an autopsy will help them understand why he crashed.