2017-12-20 / Front Page

Wreck claims local man

A Blakely man was killed in a wreck late Friday afternoon on U.S. 27 south of Bainbridge. According to the GSP accident report, Richard Lee Gleaton, 56, of 439 New Hope Road sustained serious injuries when the 2003 Ford F-150 pickup he was driving left the roadway, striking a driveway embankment.

Gleaton was transported to the Bainbridge hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The accident was just south of the Toole Dairy Road intersection.

Manry-Jordan told the News they would not have information and funeral arrangements until family members arrive Wednesday.

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