Truck crashes into Gas Inc. office

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The entire front right corner of the Gas Inc. building on U.S. Highway 29 south of Newnan was caved in after being struck by a tractor-trailer rig when the driver was trying to turn around.

By JOHN A. WINTERS
john@newnan.com
A tractor-trailer driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after his semi-truck struck the offices of a propane company south of Newnan close to midnight on Wednesday.
Coweta County Sheriff’s Office deputies were first called to a building alarm going off at Gas Inc., 1776 South U.S. Highway 29, authorities said. At that time deputies noticed the damage to the side of the building.
The truck driver, Robert Hume, later called Coweta 911 and said he had struck the building earlier. At the time of his call, Hume had driven to the northbound on ramp at Exit 41 for Interstate 85, according to Major Mike Kinsey with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.
“He (Hume) admitted he had struck the building and left, saying he was nervous,” the major said.
The entire front right corner of the building was caved in. There was moderate damage to Hume’s trailer, Kinsey said.
The company has a large U-shaped drive, but has posted signs that it is not a turn-about for truck drivers.
There also is a large gate at one entrance that is closed to prevent that very action.
The driver apparently tried to go through the drive, but had to back out and then his trailer hit the building, authorities said.


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