A Bainbridge man was killed and his wife injured when their vehicle ran off an Attapulgus street and struck a tree, ejecting both of them, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The accident happened Monday, May 12 at about 3 p.m. on N. Griffin Ave. in Attapulgus, according to a GSP accident report. The crash victim was identified as John Franklin Wesley, 65, of Bainbridge.
Linda Ann Wesley, 56, of Bainbridge, was driving a 1995 Ford pickup truck southbound on N. Griffin Avenue when the truck ran off the street’s west shoulder. Mrs. Wesley over-corrected her steering in the opposite direction and lost control of the vehicle, causing it to skid 159 feet, rotate 180 degrees and strike a pine tree of the western shoulder. Neither Mrs. Wesley or her husband were wearing seat belts and were ejected from the truck as it rotated, according to the accident report.
Mrs. Wesley was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries. A witness stated that two dogs were riding inside the truck at the time of the crash. One of them died, while the other ran off from the scene, according to the report.