Climax woman killed in Saturday wreck

Published 7:36 pm Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Climax-area woman was killed Saturday afternoon after she ran a stop sign and her car ran into the side of a semi-trailer truck, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Linda Lee Smedley Harrison, 56, of 230 Harrison Road, Climax, died as a result of injuries sustained in the wreck, which happened at about 1:17 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Georgia Highway 262 North and Open Pond Road in northeastern Decatur County.

According to the GSP’s accident report, Harrison was traveling east on Open Pond Road in a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica and failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection. Harrison’s car collided with the side of a semi-trailer truck driven by Clarence Knollis Davis, 44, of Jacksonville, Fla., who was traveling southbound on Georgia 262.

Email newsletter signup

Harrison’s vehicle spun clockwise pointing south, coming to rest 135 feet from the point of impact.

Davis’ truck continued south on the highway, coming to rest 1,018 feet from the point of impact. Davis, who was driving for A&E Transporting of Boynton Beach, Fla., was not injured.

According to the accident report, Harris was wearing her seat belt and her air bag deployed after the collision.