Dublin man dies after accident on US Highway 441

A Dublin man died at the hospital after an accident Friday on US Highway 441N in Laurens County.

According to the accident report, a police sergeant was sent to the intersection of 441 and the entrance to ‘Mr. Battery’ around 10 a.m. Friday for crash that involved serious injuries or death.

At the scene, he saw a green Ford Ranger with front end damage and a tan Oldsmobile with a damaged driver’s side door.

He spoke to other responders at the scene and they told him the driver of the truck, Timothy Hosley, said his back and leg were injured.

The driver of the Oldsmobile, Curtis Rozier, was talking and alert.

Both men were taken to Fairview Park Hospital.

The police sergeant met with Hosley, who told him he was going north on the highway when Rozier pulled out in front of him. He said he tried to swerve, but was unable.

The sergeant told Hosley that investigators found the accident happened in the southbound lane, not the northbound lane – which was supported by the skid marks in the road from his car.

The report says Hosley argued with the sergeant about their findings, and the sergeant told him they found he was also going 55-60 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Hosley was cited for speeding and failure to maintain his lane.

Rozier was unavailable to give a statement, and he later died.

Further charges are pending.

It is the sixth fatal accident in the city in 2017.

© 2017 WMAZ-TV


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