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By Len Kiese - bio | email

December 8, 2008

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Troopers say it was a medical condition that caused an Albany man to hit a Lee County deputy's patrol car and another vehicle in an afternoon wreck.

At about 4:15 Monday afternoon, drivers on Highway 19 began calling 911 after they saw a Lincoln driving erratically as it headed North towards Smithville. Deputies spotted the vehicle driven by 72-year-old Jackie Wilson and tried to stop him.

When Deputy David Cheshire attempted to pull in front of Wilson to slow him down, Wilson hit him in the right rear bumper and kept going.

Derrick Green was driving a work truck on Highway 19, saw Wilson coming and tried to swerve to avoid being hit, but Wilson crashed into the back of the truck. That's when it all came to an end a half mile north of Childer's Road.

"We're assuming at this point that the gentleman had a diabetic coma or attack of some sort. The subject was taken to Phoebe Putney for observation," said Trooper Darryl Benton with Georgia State Patrol.  

Troopers say Wilson is okay. He could face charges.

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