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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

January 14, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A driver was killed instantly when his van slammed into the back of a tractor trailer just before 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.

A tractor trailer had pulled onto the shoulder on Highway 82 just west of County Line Road because of mechanical problems.

The hazard lights were blinking when the green Dodge Van Slammed into the back of the big rig.

There were no skid marks.

Police don't know if the driver was distracted or just didn't see the truck.

"A tractor trailer was pulled as far off of the shoulder as he could get you can see the obvious angle of this shoulder had his flashers, a van with a single male occupant, don't know weather he didn't see it or didn't react in time ran into the rear," said Chief Don Cheek, Dougherty County Police Dept.

We don't yet know the name of the man who was killed as officials inform next of kin.

Right now the drive of the truck driver has not been charged.

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