A Barrow County Sheriff’s deputy remains hospitalized at Athens Regional Medical Center after being involved in a serious accident May 20 on Hwy. 316.
According to Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright, Dep. Carlton Williams was attempting to cross Hwy. 316 at Carl Bethlehem Road at approximately 12:20 p.m. when his vehicle was struck by an eastbound Mercury Cougar driven by Allen Ray Wheeler, 46, of Lawrenceville. Though Wheeler was cited for having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle, Wright said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.