Out-of-control tractor trailer
injures Old Town man
By Carrie A. Mizell
A tractor-trailer driver blacked out and drove into a small truck parked on the side of State Road 49 last Tuesday afternoon in front of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office.
Traffic was stopped for some time as the accident caused several power lines to fall on the edge of the highway.
Will Norsworthy, 52, of Florala, Alabama, regained conciousness after his 2006 Volvo tractor-trailer hit a power pole on the side of State Road 49. Despite Norsworthy’s attempts to steer the large truck safely, it collided with a concrete culvert and then hit a 1995 Isuzu pickup truck. The tractor-trailer ran into the right rear side of the small pickup truck causing it to rotate 90 degrees.
The driver of the red Isuzu pickup truck, Riley Osteen, 53, of Old Town was transported to Shands Hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with Careless Driving by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper W.H. Sheheane, who investigated the accident.