A 76-year-old Columbus man dies in tractor-trailer wreck in downtown Snellville

A 76-year-old man from Columbus, Ga. died in a single-vehicle accident today, Aug. 27, 2019, on West Main Street (Ga. 10/Highway 78) in Snellville.

Tractor-trailer wreck in Snellville on Aug. 27, 2019. Photo credit: Ashleigh Blair
Traffic was still backed up and slow at 4 p.m. Photo credit: Ashleigh Blair

According to a press release from Snellville Police Department, the accident happened at the intersection of Knollwood Drive when the load on the flatbed tractor-trailer involved shifted. Snellville PD reports that the load went through the cab of the tractor-trailer. The only occupant of the vehicle at the time, William Turnage, died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

Snellville PD report that the investigation is ongoing and more details will follow when available.

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