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Brooklet man killed in Tuesday wreck on 119
accident scene
Donald Miller of Brooklet was killed when his Dodge Neon struck a logging truck Tuesday afternoon near the Bulloch-Effingham county line on Highway 119. - photo by Photo by Rick Lott

A Brooklet man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident Tuesday afternoon as his car was broadsided by a logging truck on Highway 119.

Donald Miller, 54, was identified as the driver of the Dodge Neon that was struck on Highway 119 just inside the Effingham County line.

The accident occurred at the area just east of the Ogeechee River near what is known as Steel Bridge. Law enforcement officials said his car was coming up onto Highway 119 from river landing area when it was hit by the log truck.

No charges are pending against the driver of the truck. It did not appear there was anything the driver could have done to prevent the accident.

Beer cans could be seen in and around the car, and it is suspected that alcohol may have played a part in the tragedy.

Emergency crews had to extricate the man from the vehicle, which did take a period of time. Because of that, the road was closed for about two hours. Sheriff’s deputies blocked the road at the Honey Ridge intersection and directed traffic to alternate routes.