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April 8, 2014

Man dies in single vehicle accident

MILLEDGEVILLE — A Milledgeville man’s 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck left Allen Memorial Drive Saturday morning striking a tree.

Clarence Brown didn’t survive the impact, according to a Georgia State Patrol crash report.

Brown’s truck was traveling east on Allen Memorial Drive shortly before 8:30 a.m. Saturday, when “for an undetermined reason, it left the roadway onto the south shoulder approximately one-tenth of a mile east of Crestview Avenue,” the report said.

The Ford vehicle went 265 feet on the south shoulder before reentering the roadway and rotating counter-clockwise back across Allen Memorial leaving the road again on the opposite shoulder.

The report indicates the truck continued up an embankment before making contact with a “tree with its roof and driver’s side.”

Baldwin County Deputy Coroner Ken Garland pronounced the driver dead at the scene.

GSP’s initial crash evaluation didn’t identify a possible reason or exact explanation why the vehicle left the road.

 

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