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Wreck closes portion of Gillionville Road

A pickup truck is towed from the 1600 block of Gillionville Road on Monday afternoon. It was one of five vehicles involved in the accident. Police officers closed Gillionville Road briefly.

A pickup truck is towed from the 1600 block of Gillionville Road on Monday afternoon. It was one of five vehicles involved in the accident. Police officers closed Gillionville Road briefly.

ALBANY — The driver of a Ford 350 was found to be at fault in an accident that blocked traffic on the 1600 block of Gillionville Road Monday afternoon.

The Albany Police Department as well as other emergency crews responded to that location in reference to an accident shortly after 3 p.m.

After further investigation into the wreck, the driver of a 2008 F 350 was found to have struck three vehicles while traveling in the westbound lane, headed towards Darton College.

His vehicle then overturned.

Elmer Wester III, 36, was driving that vehicle. He was cited for failure to maintain lane and following too closely.

Wester was reportedly traveling west on Gillionville Road when he crossed two lanes of traffic and struck Andrea Gorman, 42, in a 2004 BMW. He continued traveling west and struck Reymundo Anguiano Jr., 63, in 2001 Ford F150 — and then struck Jerry Lunsford, 42, in a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Lunsford’s vehicle, in turn, struck Richard Mills, 24, in a 2008 Chevrolet K2500. Officers closed the 1600 block of Gillionville as they interviewed witnesses about the incident and cleared the scene.

Wester and Lunsford were both transported to a local hospital for medical treatment following the accident.

Comments

tocar 2 years, 1 month ago

People in this town drive like idiots and have no consideration or courtesy for others. Most vehicles do not have any turn signals on their vehicles and the drivers certainly do not know that they come equipped with any. People run through stop signs and through redlights as though they do not exist. Gillionville, Westover and Dawson Road are like race tracks. We need more patrols in these areas.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 1 month ago

Driver of truck at fault. Duhhhhh. Why did this happen? Did the driver of the truck have a stroke? Was he drunk? Did he black out? You don't cause an accident like this without a deeper cause. Come on, Herald reporter, and do a little better job of getting to the bottom of things.

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