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These photos show the semi after it was removed from the roadway while the Sheriff's Office was continuing its investigation. Thank you to the reader who submitted these photos.
Wreck on Hwy 362 Sends One to the Hospital

ZEBULON - On October 31, 2023 around 6:41 a.m. multiple incidents occurred on Highway 362 near Hutchinson Road involving a semi-truck and two vehicles.

The driver of the semi was unloading equipment when the trailer was struck by two vehicles that were traveling eastbound on Highway 362.

ADDED 11.2.23 at 9 p.m.: The semi-truck was stopped on the roadway and blocking one lane of traffic on Highway 362. Pike County Times has been advised by one of the drivers who hit the trailer (as well as a couple of other people who barely missed hitting it) that the ramp for unloading the equipment were blocking the tail lights for the trailer so drivers on the roadway in the dark at 6:41 a.m. did not have a clear warning that there was an obstruction in the road. There is an update from the Sheriff's Office about the ongoing investigation from earlier today. END OF ADDITION.

The driver of the semi was Torey Williams of Locust Grove. No reported injury.

The driver of the second vehicle was Kenneth Arnold of Beeks Road. He was airlifted to Grady.

The driver of the third vehicle was Sandra Elliott of Woodbury. No reported injury. ADDED 11.2.23 at 9 p.m.: Sandra Elliott (her last name is now spelled correctly) advised by email this evening that she sustained neck injuries including whip lash. END OF ADDITION.

The incident is still under investigation. ADDED 11.4.23: The Pike County Sheriff's Office has advised Pike County Times that, at this time, Traffic Investigators believe that a lack of illumination on the semi trailer to be a contributing factor in these wrecks. END OF ADDITION.

Thank you to the reader who made Pike County Times aware of the accident and sent photos of the semi.

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UPDATE 11.2.23: The Pike County Sheriff's Office has advised that charges are pending at this point until the investigation is finished.

UPDATED 11.2.23: Note from the Editor: Sandra Elliott contacted Pike County Times by email this evening and voiced a concern that the photos in the daylight made it appear that the semi carrying this piece of equipment was hit while it was on the side of the road rather than "on Highway 362" as was originally reported. I have made an addition above to make it clear that the semi and trailer were not just on the road but were blocking the lane of traffic.

UPDATED 11.4.23: Note from the Editor: Pike County Times asked for an update from the Pike County Sheriff's Office which is shown above.

Submitted 11.1.23/Updated 11.4.23