Wreck occurs on Dothan Road

Published 2:52 pm Monday, July 27, 2009

A passenger vehicle traveling toward Bainbridge on Dothan Road struck the rear of a large freight truck Monday afternoon, leaving the car wedged beneath the truck.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. the driver of a newer model Chevrolet Impala, Steven Koelbel of Tallahassee, Fla., ran into the back of a Genpro Trucking Corp. freight truck that had pulled out from the Old Bainbridge Truck Stop traveling east on Dothan Road.

The truck driver, Ronald Lurry, said he had driven approximately 150 feet from the truck stop on Dothan Road when the car struck his truck.

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Decatur County Fire and Rescue workers were forced to use machinery to help a local towing company remove the vehicle from the back of the truck.

Neither drivers were seriously injured and did not request to be taken to the hospital.

Koelbel was issued a citation for following too closely, according to Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Trooper Brian Palmer.

GSP, Emergency Medical Services, Decatur County Sheriff’s deputies and Fire and Rescue responded to the accident.