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Truck-tractor collision the 2nd in a week
Pickup driver cited for following too closely
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A Baygall community man suffered minor injuries Saturday morning when a truck rear-ended his tractor on Rocky Ford Road.

The crash was the second in a week between a pickup truck and a tractor.

James "Jamie" Boyett, of Mixon Road, was driving the tractor south on Rocky Ford Road just south of Oak Grove Church Road around 10:30 a.m. Saturday when he was approached from behind by a 2014 Ford F150 owned by Farmer's Furniture, driven by Charles Cannon Williams, of a Donaldson Road address, according to Ginger Robbins, Georgia State Patrol Post 45 spokesperson.

Williams, 35, was traveling at a faster speed than Boyett and, after topping a hill, crashed into the tractor's rear. The tractor, a 1958 Ford 801 Powermaster, was hitched to a rotary mower. The collision caused significant damage to the mower, and the tractor's left rear tire was broken off, according to witnesses at the scene.

Boyett, 29, suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital by family members. Williams was uninjured, and the truck he was driving sustained moderate front-end damage.

Williams was cited for following too closely.

This crash was the second in two weeks involving a truck and a tractor. On Oct. 20, Cole Austin Lott, 21, of Harville Road, was turning left into his driveway on a 1977 John Deere tractor when Michael Taylor Baggott, 26, of Sandalwood Drive, struck the tractor with his pickup truck as he tried to pass it.

Lott had a "follow truck" behind him with its blinkers flashing, he said, but Baggott passed him on a double yellow line and struck the front of the tractor. Neither man suffered serious injury. 

Baggott was cited for passing on a double yellow line, reports stated.

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