Wreck delays highway traffic on 84

Published 12:42 am Tuesday, May 20, 2008

VIDALIA — A two-vehicle accident on U.S. 84 left a vehicle overturned, delayed traffic and resulted in minor injuries Monday afternoon.

The accident, which occurred at 1:34 p.m., involved a black 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old from Vidalia and the silver 2003 GMC Envoy driven by Tammy Lynn Denny, 36, of Jonesville, Louisiana State Police Troop “E” Public Information Officer Scott Moreau said.

Four people received minor injuries, Concordia Fire District No. 2 officials said. Several small children were removed from the scene, but did not appear seriously harmed.

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Witnesses on the scene said Denny made a defensive move to avoid a black pickup truck that had pulled too far out of the median and into the roadway.

Witness John Cox, of Vidalia, was waiting in line at Concordia Metal when the wreck occurred.

“The truck was sticking out in the highway just a little bit, and she (the driver of the SUV) tried to dodge him,” Cox said. “She knicked the front bumper just a little, and that sent her curving across the highway. That was what made her lose control and turn over.”

State police reports did not note if the juvenile was cited, and Denny was not cited or arrested, Moreau said.