A semi-trailer truck hauling harvested corn overturned near the intersection of Georgia Highway 112 and U.S. Highway 84 in Cairo, Ga., on Saturday, June 28, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. Daniel Arrieta, 47, of Hialeah, Fla., was driving the truck southbound on Georgia 112 and lost control of the vehicle while going through a curve, said Sgt. First Class Tommy Peeples of the Georgia State Patrol’s Thomasville post.
State Trooper Johnny Kirk responded to the accident and determined that Arrieta took the curve too fast, causing the truck to overturn, SFC Peeples said. Arrieta was cited for driving too fast for conditions.
State troopers will be busy across Southwest Georgia for the holiday weekend
SFC Peeples said state troopers from the Thomasville post will be joining others from across Georgia in conducting “concentrated, aggressive patrols” starting Thursday, July 3 and continuing through Sunday, July 6.
“We’ll have all of our troopers on the road during that period and we’ll be looking for any drivers exceeding the speed limits, people not wearing their seat belts or failing to put their children in a safety seat or seat belt,” SFC Peeples said. “We’ll also be participating in Operation Zero Tolerance, stopping anyone who may be driving impaired.”
The GSP’s Thomasville post patrols in Grady, Thomas, Colquitt and Mitchell counties.