Injured road construction worker identified

Published: May. 12, 2016 at 3:35 PM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2016 at 5:18 AM EDT
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RANDOLPH CO., GA (WALB) - A wreck along US Highway 82 in Randolph County Thursday morning injured an Oxford Construction Company worker, 26 year old Darryl Barrows, who was airlifted to Macon with injuries.

Randolph County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Castleberry said that one of the flagmen had a vehicle stopped, when another one came up, but didn't stop.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Burrows was flagging traffic. One lane of traffic headed westbound was stopped.

Emily Cox, driving a blue Chevy Malibu, was stopped when a small gray Ford Ranger, driven by Willie Burkes, rear ended Cox's vehcile.

Burrows tried to get out of the way, but was hit and sent to the trauma center in Macon.

"Leave in time. Leave at a time where you can stop stop for the traffic and obey signs on the side of the road. And just look out for the pedestrians working out there on that construction site," said Randolph County Sheriff Eddie Fairbanks.

The drivers in the other two cars were taken to Southwest Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert.

Burkes, the driver of the Ford Ranger, was cited for following too close.

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