Three Injured in Weekend Accident

October 8, 2013

Three people are recovering from injuries after a weekend accident in Stephens County.

The accident occurred Saturday just before 12 p.m. on U.S. Highway 123 near Red Rock Road.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident involved a 1997 Ford Ranger and a 2002 Mazda Protege.

The GSP stated that the Ranger, driven by 40-year-old William Ralph Hogsed of West Union, South Carolina was traveling west on Highway 123 in the eastbound lane while negotiating a curve.

Troopers stated that the Protege, driven by 31-year-old Timothy Andrew Morman of Duluth, Georgia, was traveling east and swerved to avoid the Ranger coming in the other direction.

The report stated that the Ranger also swerved and both vehicles collided.

Morman and two passengers, 31-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Morman of Duluth and an unidentified minor, were all taken to Stephens County Hospital with unspecified injuries.

Hogsed was not injured.

The report stated Hogsed told troopers that he looked down and did not realize he was in the other lane.

According to the GSP, Hogsed was charged with Failure to Maintain   Lane, DUI-Less Safe, and Possession of Marijuana Less than One Ounce.

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