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Pembroke man killed in Long Co. wreck
Diabetic complications could have caused reported erratic driving
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A two-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 301 at the Ludowici/Long County line. - photo by Courtesy of Google Maps

A Pembroke man died Thursday from injuries he sustained Tuesday in a wreck in Long County.

Georgia State Patrol Waycross Post 22 secretary Donna Dismuke said that GSP units responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 301 around 6 p.m. According to a report submitted by Trooper First Class A. Cheney, Pembroke resident Tracy A. Herrin, 35, reportedly was driving his 1993 Chevrolet k-1500 pickup toward Ludowici on Highway 301 when, according to witnesses, the truck started to shift erratically on the road.

Newington resident Harold B. Parrish Jr., 42, driving in the opposite direction on 301, was transporting a trailer on a 2002 Freightliner semitruck. Parrish said he saw the Chevy pickup heading toward him so he stopped his truck and waited for Herrin to pass. However, Herrin’s vehicle struck the trailer Parrish was transporting and skidded 143 feet into a ditch, where it flipped over and landed on its left side.

Dismuke said a Long County EMS unit arrived at the scene and transported Herrin to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where he later died.

The accident still is under investigation, according to the report, but possible diabetic complications could have caused Herrin to drive erratically.

The Ludowici Police Department, the Long County Sheriff’s Office and the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the accident, which occurred at the Ludowici/Long County line.

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