Lee Man InjuredMar 3rd, 2011 | By Jacob | Category: Front Page
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Lee man suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident on Monday, Feb. 28.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Willie M. Pickles, 73, of Lee, was pulling north onto County Road 255 from the eastbound exit ramp of Interstate 10. Pickles was driving a 2005 Toyota van.
At the same time, Frank L. Tellis, 56, of Troy, Ala., was traveling north on County Road 255 in a 2007 Peterbilt semi.
Pickles failed to see the semi approaching and pulled into the path of the tractor-trailer.
The van was struck by the Peterbilt.
Pickles was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Pickles’ passenger, Lindsay McLeod was not injured in the crash.
Tellis suffered not injuries in the wreck.
Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Stout assisted FHP at the scene.
FHP Trooper Tom Roderick was the investigating officer.