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Following too closely

Posted: October 1, 2013 - 11:01pm  |  Updated: October 2, 2013 - 12:31am
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Photo By Valerie Rowell  No one sustained life-threatening in juries in a Monday morning wreck that rolled one car and sent another down a steep embankment.  At about 8:30 a.m., Shanikko Young, 27, of Evans, stopped on Hereford Farm Road to take a left into Crawford Creek subdivision, according to Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Mike Miller. Walter Hering, 50, of Augusta, was driving his Nissan truck east behind Young, traveling too fast, Miller said.  Hering slammed on brakes, but too late to avoid hitting Young's Toyota Corolla. The Toyota rolled two or three times down an embankment to the right and Hering's truck went airborne into oncoming traffic, Miller said. The truck hit a westbound Chevrolet Aveo, driven by Yupaporn Clement, 33, of Harlem. The impact sent Hering's truck onto the shoulder with Young's Toyota. Clement's car skidded sideways across a small grass area at the Crawford creek entrance and down a steep embankment on the south side of Hereford Farm Road.  It took about a half an hour for emergency personnel to extricate Clement, who sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, Miller said.  Hering and Young were not injured.  Miller said Hering was at fault for the wreck and was cited for driving too fast for conditions and following too closely.   Valerie Rowell
Valerie Rowell
Photo By Valerie Rowell No one sustained life-threatening in juries in a Monday morning wreck that rolled one car and sent another down a steep embankment. At about 8:30 a.m., Shanikko Young, 27, of Evans, stopped on Hereford Farm Road to take a left into Crawford Creek subdivision, according to Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Mike Miller. Walter Hering, 50, of Augusta, was driving his Nissan truck east behind Young, traveling too fast, Miller said. Hering slammed on brakes, but too late to avoid hitting Young's Toyota Corolla. The Toyota rolled two or three times down an embankment to the right and Hering's truck went airborne into oncoming traffic, Miller said. The truck hit a westbound Chevrolet Aveo, driven by Yupaporn Clement, 33, of Harlem. The impact sent Hering's truck onto the shoulder with Young's Toyota. Clement's car skidded sideways across a small grass area at the Crawford creek entrance and down a steep embankment on the south side of Hereford Farm Road. It took about a half an hour for emergency personnel to extricate Clement, who sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, Miller said. Hering and Young were not injured. Miller said Hering was at fault for the wreck and was cited for driving too fast for conditions and following too closely.

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