Billy Joe Carnes Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on US 27 in Cedartown, GA

January 18, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Billy Joe Carnes
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Georgia State Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
US 27
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victims vehicle missed a stop sign and collided with a semi-truck in oncoming traffic

What Happened

Area authorities released the name of the driver killed in a semi-truck accident on US 27 in Cedartown, GA on January 18th, 2019. 57-year-old Billy Joe Carnes was killed when his vehicle reportedly missed a stop sign and collided with a semi-truck in oncoming traffic. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck, 48-year-old Jack Franklin Leggett, was not injured.

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