Forsyth woman killed in collision wit...

Forsyth woman killed in collision with logging truck

There are 18 comments on the The Times story from Apr 13, 2008, titled Forsyth woman killed in collision with logging truck. In it, The Times reports that:

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Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a log truck to collide with a pickup Thursday in Dawson County, killing a 33-year-old Forsyth County woman. via The Times

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Anita

Atlanta, GA

#1 Apr 17, 2008
I can't understand what they are trying to figure out he was arrested for DUI/drugs, driving on suspended license, first degree vieh. homc. driving on the wrong side of the road and failing to maintain lane. Then he posted bond and came to the Funeral Home and lied to the family.

Since: May 07

Cumming, GA

#2 Apr 19, 2008
What did he say to the family?
Anita

United States

#3 Apr 19, 2008
He said that he was not under DUI with alchol or drugs and he was tested at the sight. He told me he was not on the wrong side of the road and the charges state that he was. If you look at the scene you can tell he was on the wrong side of the road and tired to get over to the right side and he lost control. I am still trying to deal with the fact that he had the nerve to even show his face at the Funeral Home. At that time we had no idea what he was charged with. I asked him how fast he was going and he could not tell me that. Her pick-up caught on fire and the trucker put out the fire, but if he had not been on the road there would have never been an accident. Yes, I know I am very short and to the point, but it is going to take me some time. I just pray to God that he will help me forgive this man. She had 2 children ages 5 and 7 and I wish he could have heard them cry when we were telling their mother good-bye

“Compromise yourself for no one”

Since: Dec 06

Cajun Country

#4 Apr 21, 2008
This is sad.

But I would say please let the police do the investigating before you jump to conclusions.

Your personal interest inhibits your mindfulness.
Anita

Atlanta, GA

#5 Apr 21, 2008
I do plan on letting the police do the investigation, but he was tested at the scene and came up positive for DUI/drugs. I know the man is regreting what happen, but Felicia's children will grow up without a mother and that really hurts. The family will be there for them, but there is no one like a mother. I pray for Jackie Blackwell, the truck driver and I know that God has a reason for all things. I believe that anger is a part of healing and that is what I am doing - healing. I do not want anything to happen to Mr. Blackwell and I will continue to pray for him and for God to help me totally forgive him.

“Compromise yourself for no one”

Since: Dec 06

Cajun Country

#6 Apr 21, 2008
Anita wrote:
I do plan on letting the police do the investigation, but he was tested at the scene and came up positive for DUI/drugs. I know the man is regreting what happen, but Felicia's children will grow up without a mother and that really hurts. The family will be there for them, but there is no one like a mother. I pray for Jackie Blackwell, the truck driver and I know that God has a reason for all things. I believe that anger is a part of healing and that is what I am doing - healing. I do not want anything to happen to Mr. Blackwell and I will continue to pray for him and for God to help me totally forgive him.
Then do you realize that before an investigation is completed, that you are committing a crime if you put information out in the public eye that has not yet been released by the police?
Use some common sense please.
Anita

Atlanta, GA

#7 Apr 22, 2008
Everything I have said as far as his charges have been published by the police. Have you read the entire article? I am not the one who has committed a crime, we are innocent bystanders that have had a love one taken away. Maybe you should put yourself in our shoes and see how it feels. As for my feeling about the whole situation, it is called Freedom of Speech and I plan on using it.

“Compromise yourself for no one”

Since: Dec 06

Cajun Country

#8 Apr 22, 2008
Anita wrote:
Everything I have said as far as his charges have been published by the police. Have you read the entire article? I am not the one who has committed a crime, we are innocent bystanders that have had a love one taken away. Maybe you should put yourself in our shoes and see how it feels. As for my feeling about the whole situation, it is called Freedom of Speech and I plan on using it.
No one is denying your freedom of speech. I simply asked a question and made a statement. Calm down sugar.
saddened

Hiawassee, GA

#9 Apr 22, 2008
Anita wrote:
Everything I have said as far as his charges have been published by the police. Have you read the entire article? I am not the one who has committed a crime, we are innocent bystanders that have had a love one taken away. Maybe you should put yourself in our shoes and see how it feels. As for my feeling about the whole situation, it is called Freedom of Speech and I plan on using it.
When you are in a situation like this you have to use your freedom of speech and ask questions because often things get swept under the rug and never surface especially if someone is not there pushing for things to get done you keep doing what you are doing for your loved one especially for her children they are too young to do anything don't let this end without justice for her and for her children I will be praying for the entire family and lovedones of this dear lady I didn't know her but I know the grief of losing someone in a tragic accident and you need the support of everyone. So know they are strangers who have you all in there prayers. GOOD LUCK

“Compromise yourself for no one”

Since: Dec 06

Cajun Country

#10 Apr 22, 2008
Anita wrote:
Everything I have said as far as his charges have been published by the police. Have you read the entire article? I am not the one who has committed a crime, we are innocent bystanders that have had a love one taken away. Maybe you should put yourself in our shoes and see how it feels. As for my feeling about the whole situation, it is called Freedom of Speech and I plan on using it.
Actually, I always read the articles and it never mentioned some of the things you did. That's why I made the statement in the first place.
And I understand this may be personal for you. Trust me I understand. But I am a humanist. And I think, IMHO, that the complete investigation should be finalized and released before you start putting other factors in to the story. It's especially true that those with a personal connection have a harder time dealing with facts over emotion.
Peace
Anita

Atlanta, GA

#11 Apr 22, 2008
Please read this article that states the things that I spoke of

Truck driver charged in fatal crash

By CHARLES DUNCAN
A 55-year-old Talking Rock man has been charged with first-degree vehicular homicide related to Thursday's fatal crash on Kelly Bridge Road.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened around 10 a.m. on Kelly Bridge Road near Windy Ridge Drive when Jackie Lee Blackwell lost control of the 1998 Mack 600 logging truck he was driving.

The trailer of the log truck Blackwell was driving hit an eastbound GMC Sonoma driven by 33-year-old Felicia Croy, of Cumming, according to patrol reports.

The truck's contents were spilled onto Croy's vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to patrol reports.

Dawson County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tony Wooten said that Blackwell now faces charges that include DUI drugs.

"Mr. Blackwell also faces charges of first-degree vehicular homicide, driving with a suspended driver's license, driving on the wrong side of the roadway and failure to maintain lane," Wooten said.

Blackwell, who was employed by a Jasper-based logging company, was released on $40,000 bail on Friday, jail records show. Associate Magistrate Judge Lisa Thurmond set bail in the Blackwell case.

Also, Wooten said that the patrol's Special Collision Reconstruction Team was in Dawson County on Monday and Tuesday reconstructing the events that led to the fatal crash.

Croy, of Riley Road in Cumming, is the sixth person to die on Dawson County roads in 2008 already making it one of the most deadly years on local roads in Dawson County history.

Croy, a native and life long resident of Forsyth County, was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Bill Millholland and paternal grandparents, G. J. and Grace Croy.

Survivors include: children, Matthew Johnson, age 7 and Shelby Johnson, age 5 of Cumming; parents, Richard and Linda Croy of Cumming; sister, Christy Croy of Cumming; brothers, Richy Croy and Michael Croy of Cumming; grandmother, Mae Millholland of Cumming; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Larmon Barron, Rev. Ruel Martin and Rev. J. B. Seabolt officiating. Graveside services followed at Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming had charge of the arrangements.

Anita

Atlanta, GA

#12 Apr 22, 2008
This is from the paper

A 55-year-old Talking Rock man has been charged with first-degree vehicular homicide related to Thursday's fatal crash on Kelly Bridge Road.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened around 10 a.m. on Kelly Bridge Road near Windy Ridge Drive when Jackie Lee Blackwell lost control of the 1998 Mack 600 logging truck he was driving.

The trailer of the log truck Blackwell was driving hit an eastbound GMC Sonoma driven by 33-year-old Felicia Croy, of Cumming, according to patrol reports.

The truck's contents were spilled onto Croy's vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to patrol reports.

Dawson County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tony Wooten said that Blackwell now faces charges that include DUI drugs.

"Mr. Blackwell also faces charges of first-degree vehicular homicide, driving with a suspended driver's license, driving on the wrong side of the roadway and failure to maintain lane," Wooten said.

Blackwell, who was employed by a Jasper-based logging company, was released on $40,000 bail on Friday, jail records show. Associate Magistrate Judge Lisa Thurmond set bail in the Blackwell case.

Anita

Atlanta, GA

#13 Apr 22, 2008
Sorry to repost things twice I did not think the first one took.

“Compromise yourself for no one”

Since: Dec 06

Cajun Country

#14 Apr 22, 2008
Anita wrote:
Please read this article that states the things that I spoke of
Truck driver charged in fatal crash
By CHARLES DUNCAN
A 55-year-old Talking Rock man has been charged with first-degree vehicular homicide related to Thursday's fatal crash on Kelly Bridge Road.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened around 10 a.m. on Kelly Bridge Road near Windy Ridge Drive when Jackie Lee Blackwell lost control of the 1998 Mack 600 logging truck he was driving.
The trailer of the log truck Blackwell was driving hit an eastbound GMC Sonoma driven by 33-year-old Felicia Croy, of Cumming, according to patrol reports.
The truck's contents were spilled onto Croy's vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to patrol reports.
Dawson County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tony Wooten said that Blackwell now faces charges that include DUI drugs.
"Mr. Blackwell also faces charges of first-degree vehicular homicide, driving with a suspended driver's license, driving on the wrong side of the roadway and failure to maintain lane," Wooten said.
Blackwell, who was employed by a Jasper-based logging company, was released on $40,000 bail on Friday, jail records show. Associate Magistrate Judge Lisa Thurmond set bail in the Blackwell case.
Also, Wooten said that the patrol's Special Collision Reconstruction Team was in Dawson County on Monday and Tuesday reconstructing the events that led to the fatal crash.
Croy, of Riley Road in Cumming, is the sixth person to die on Dawson County roads in 2008 already making it one of the most deadly years on local roads in Dawson County history.
Croy, a native and life long resident of Forsyth County, was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Bill Millholland and paternal grandparents, G. J. and Grace Croy.
Survivors include: children, Matthew Johnson, age 7 and Shelby Johnson, age 5 of Cumming; parents, Richard and Linda Croy of Cumming; sister, Christy Croy of Cumming; brothers, Richy Croy and Michael Croy of Cumming; grandmother, Mae Millholland of Cumming; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Funeral services were held Monday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Larmon Barron, Rev. Ruel Martin and Rev. J. B. Seabolt officiating. Graveside services followed at Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming had charge of the arrangements.
Well now this is a DIFFERENT article now isn't it?!?!
Clever.
a friend

Hiawassee, GA

#15 Apr 22, 2008
Anita wrote:
Sorry to repost things twice I did not think the first one took.
Its ok some people need to read things twice to get the point.
Anita

Atlanta, GA

#16 Apr 23, 2008
I know that when you said I was saying thing that had not been published that you had not seen this article.

Hope all of you have a good day.
Denise Blackwell

Jasper, GA

#17 Jun 10, 2012
Anita wrote:
I can't understand what they are trying to figure out he was arrested for DUI/drugs, driving on suspended license, first degree vieh. homc. driving on the wrong side of the road and failing to maintain lane. Then he posted bond and came to the Funeral Home and lied to the family.
He did NOT lie.. He was driving under the influence of anti-depressants he was taking due to the loss of our daughter caused by a tragic accident. He was on the wrong side of the road because he did lose control, he was NOT just "driving" on the wrong side of the road. He is still very remorseful for the accident. That is why he went to the funeral home, to pay his respects. He knew as well as anyone what the family was going through & was not ashamed & had nothing to hide by going to the funeral home. If you knew Jackie, you would know this. Please do not judge.
Denise Blackwell

Jasper, GA

#18 Jun 10, 2012
Addendum--------
There were NO illegal drugs, NO alcohol in his system.

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