Kinsey Fatal Accident

By: Deborah Tuff Email
By: Deborah Tuff Email

Police in Kinsey are investigating a crash Thursday morning and they say if the victim would have been wearing his seat belt, there's a chance he would still be alive.

Investigators say 22-year-old Arthur Clayton Terry III was driving around a steep corner on Broad Street toward Kinsey when his 1996 Nissan Sentra hit a ditch, flying 50-yards into the air.

Clayton was ejected from the drivers side window and his car flipped several times before landing on its hood in a cotton field.

Authorities say the wreck happened around 12 thirty or 1 o' clock this morning, but the wreckage wasn't discovered until 7 or 8 this morning, by some Houston County garbage workers.
Kinsey Police Chief Keith Whitehead says the fatality could have been avoided.

“Please put your seatbelts on, it's a good chance the victim would have probably had a chance of surviving had he had his seatbelt on. He would have been inside the vehicle than outside,” said Chief Whitehead.

Authorities say Terry died of blunt force trauma. He leaves behind a wife and one child.

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