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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
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DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA (WALB) – The Clark Avenue ramp in East Dougherty County where it merges with Highway 82 was closed for three hours because of an overturned tractor trailer.
The driver is OK but he says heavy fog was so bad Thursday morning that he didn't realize how sharp the curve was and lost control. He was on his way to Tifton but is from Dothan and not used to driving on that particular road.
"Oh my God am I going to die?" That was truck driver Anthony Helms' first thought when his semi overturned on the Clark Avenue ramp in East Dougherty County. Then he turned his focus on keeping his driving buddy, his 6-year-old chihuahua Odie Dodie, alive.
"He was in my lap when it happened, I was worried about him more than anything," said Helms.
He says it happened in the blink of an eye. The fog was so low and thick he says he didn't realize how sharp the curve was. He lost control and this is the result.
"Another driver stopped and he pulled over and helped me out of the windshield. I borrowed a flashlight to find my dog, he wouldn't come to me because he was buried under some stuff," said Helms.
You can see Odie Dodie has several injuries and Helms' suffered cuts to his hand. But aside from that, the pair is feeling blessed.
"Jesus was riding with me," he said.
Helms is charged with driving too fast for conditions.
Emergency crews had the road cleared and re-opened by around 6:30 Thursday morning.