NWGA Scanner | October 7th, 2021

Distracted driver escapes serious injury after crashing into rear of log truck in Chattooga County

According to a Georgia State Patrol crash report, On September 23rd, 2021, at around 11:30 p.m., a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 being driven by Dillion Andrew Smith, 26, of Summerville, was driving northbound on Georgia 1 (Hwy 27) in the left northbound lane. A purple 1998 Freightliner being driven by Gerald Randy Dalrymple, 72, of Summerville was changing lanes on GA-1 from the left northbound lane to the right northbound lane. Trooper Mosley reported, “(Smith) stated he was looking around in the passenger’s side floor-board prior to impact. (Smith) became distracted and began to drift over into the right northbound lane of GA-1.” Smith suffered minor injures in the crash and was not taken to the hospital. The investigating trooper issued Smith a citation for distracted driving.