Head-on wreck results in death of county employee

Steena Hymes

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A Troup County Parks and Recreation Department employee was killed today in a head-on wreck between a tractor-trailer truck and a pickup in the 2000 block of South Davis Road.

Sherrill Allen Cadwell, 58, of LaGrange, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Joel Puckett, Cadwell, was driving a Troup County Parks and Recreation pickup west toward Whitesville Road when he swerved into the oncoming lane, colliding with a trailer tractor from Vaughn Xpress traveling east toward Hamilton Road.

Puckett said the cause of the wreck is still being determined.

Puckett said an autopsy will be conducted at a later time to determine Cadwell’s condition at the time of the wreck.

No injuries were reported for the driver of the truckr. The tractor driver’s identity has not been released.

The call came in at approximately 10:30 a.m. and South Davis Road was closed for several hours.

The accident is still under investigation Puckett said.


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