Wreck claims another life

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 27, 2004

An Ethelsville man was killed in an accident Sunday night on Highway 17 in Geider.

Clark Emerson Koehn, 48, of Ethelsville, died at approximately 8:37 p.m. when his vehicle slammed into the back of a parked truck on the highway.

A man was traveling south on Highway 17 when his semi-truck stalled out, said Sumter County Sheriff Johnny Hatter. He called for help, and a friend came to his aid to try to jump off the vehicle.

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Koehn driving along the highway in the dark and rain Sunday night possibly did not see the two men working on the truck.

The semi-truck driver was injured and taken to a hospital. The man who came to his aid was not injured.