Rollover, entrapment follow two-vehicle accident on Highway 441

  • Megan Broome/The Clayton Tribune. Emergency personnel work to free an occupant trapped in a vehicle after it rolled over from a crash in Mountain City on Thursday, Nov. 21 at approximately 12:36 p.m.
    Megan Broome/The Clayton Tribune. Emergency personnel work to free an occupant trapped in a vehicle after it rolled over from a crash in Mountain City on Thursday, Nov. 21 at approximately 12:36 p.m.
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MOUNTAIN CITY— A two-vehicle wreck in Mountain City resulted in a vehicle rollover and occupant entrapment at the intersection of Ga. 15 and North Johnson St. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at approximately 12:36 p.m.

Joseph T. Richardson, 77, of Rabun Gap was the driver of a 2001 white Ford Ranger, according to the motor vehicle crash report prepared by officer Jeremy Welch.

Richardson caused a 2005 blue Subaru Baja to flip after hitting it in the rear, according to Bill Fountain, court clerk for Mountain City.

Carola Marcia Wilburn of Mountain City was the driver of the blue Subaru Baja and was turning left onto North Johnson St. from Highway 441, according to the report.

Both vehicles were traveling northbound, according to Fountain.

“Richardson stated that he was driving and then looked up and saw the Subaru and the next thing he knew he was in the ditch,” Welch noted in the report.

“The witness (Bobby Moon, of Jefferson) was a truck driver who had a camera in his truck. He stated that he just saw both vehicles crossing southbound traffic. An attempt was made to watch the video but was unsuccessful due to being unfamiliar with the system,” according to the report.

Cecil Wilburn, 73, of Mountain City was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center by MED 3, the report noted.

Richardson was given a citation for driving too closely.