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Car vs semi, no injuries

December 7, 2017 GMT

FOUNTAIN GREEN — Dustin Allred, 37, Fountain Green, was traveling southbound in a 1997 Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling an empty livestock trailer on State Road 132, approximately one mile south of Fountain Green at about 4:40 p.m., Dec. 1.

Allred had slowed and was preparing to turn into a dirt drive of his property on the west side of the highway. He did signal to turn right moving the truck and trailer to the left to negotiate the turn into a 16-foot gate along the fence line.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 2002 Honda Accord SE, had been following the semi and viewed the right turn signal on the trailer but moved to pass the semi.


Allred moved back across the southbound lane to complete a turn onto the dirt lane. The driver of the Honda attempted to stop, but collided with the right side of the truck. Both vehicles moved off into the yard where a report was taken.

According to the police report, Allred admitted to seeing the vehicle following behind in the distance and the driver of the Honda admitted to being distracted, viewed the turn signal and realized too late that the semi was turning right.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and no injuries were reported.