Honey Boo Boo family in Milledgeville traffic crash

awomack@macon.comJanuary 8, 2014 

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Wilkinson County reality TV stars Honey Boo Boo Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and her family make their way through the midway of the Georgia National Fair in October 2013, the first time ever at the fair for her children, Momma June Shannon said.

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Reality TV star Honey Boo Boo and her family were involved in a traffic accident Monday night in Milledgeville, according to police.

A Chevrolet Suburban driven by David Thompson, father to Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, was traveling north on North Columbia Street about 8 p.m. when Thompson attempted a left turn onto Hammock Road. Meanwhile, a Chevrolet Colorado driven by 19-year-old Seth D. Cagle was traveling south on North Columbia Street, said Milledgeville police Maj. John Davis.

Although no one was issued a citation, an accident report indicates the crash was caused by Thompson’s failure to yield.

June Shannon, Alana’s mother, complained of a neck injury. Lauren Shannon also complained of shortness of breath and chest pain. Although an ambulance responded to the crash, no one was taken to the hospital, Davis said.

Alana and Jessica Shannon also were in the vehicle but were not injured, according to the police report.

Davis said David Thompson told police the other vehicle was driving without headlights. The other driver said his lights were set on automatic and he wasn’t sure if they were on.

By the time police arrived, they couldn’t check to see if the lights were on because the vehicle was inoperable. The lights were set to automatic, Davis said.

Neither driver was under the influence of alcohol, according to the report.

To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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