Gray Highway rollover accident report released

lfabian@macon.comMarch 1, 2013 

Slowing rush hour traffic in the 700 block of Gray Highway led to a five-vehicle, chain-reaction accident that sent two people to the hospital Thursday morning.

A Macon police report released Friday morning shows Keri Gilbert, of Gray, was headed south toward North Avenue in a black 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe when she changed lanes to avoid hitting Sherry Greene’s 1988 Chevy Camaro.

Greene, of Gray, said he saw the Tahoe in his rearview mirror and figured there was no way it could stop in time.

Jonathan Monroe, of Gray, was driving a 2000 Honda Accord behind the Tahoe, and hit the brakes after the Tahoe switched lanes, but Monroe could not avoid rear-ending Greene, the report stated.

As Gilbert swerved her Tahoe into the southbound left lane, she hit a 2006 Pontiac Torrent driven by Gracie Carswell, of Macon.

Carswell’s Torrent flipped several times and hit a tan 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by John Robertson of Savannah.

Carswell and her passenger, Pamela Burney, were injured and taken by ambulance to the hospital.

The report concluded Monroe was following too closely and Gilbert made an improper lane change.

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