Dawson man killed in crash with cement mixer

GAYLESVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An 82-year-old Dawson man was killed last week in an accident in Cherokee County.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), 82-year-old Billy W. Mitchell of Dawson was killed when his 2007 Ford Taurus hit a mixer truck. The accident happened around 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 7.

Mitchell, his passenger and the truck driver were transported to hospital in Rome, Ga. Mitchell died of his injuries on Monday, July 11.

Troopers say the accident happened on Alabama Highway 68, just west of Gaylesville. The wreckage remains under investigation.


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