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Wayne Co. Sheriff's Office investigating fatal tractor-trailer accident

ODUM, GA (WTOC) -

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal single-vehicle wreck on Hwy 341 outside of Odum.

According to officials, a tractor-trailer carrying wood pellets out of WBT Trucking in Hazlehurst was traveling southbound on Hwy 341 when 41-year-old Timothy Summerlin, of Hazelhurst, lost control of the truck. The truck crossed the median into the opposite flow of traffic, ran off the road and into the tree line. The cab of the truck caught fire.

Summerlin was pronounced dead at the scene. His body will be taken to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

GSP, Wayne Co. Sheriff’s Office, Wayne Co. EMS, GA DOT all responded.

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