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Cellphone reach causes crash


March 21, 2019

Driver of the laundry service box truck which collided with a Motley & Motley truck and trailer unit Thursday, March 14, on Main Street in Colfax, has been cited with inattentive driving. The investigation report of the collision said the driver of the northbound box truck crossed the Main Street centerline when he reached for a cell phone while at the wheel. The northbound truck crossed the centerline and collided with the semi truck which was towing a heavy duty trailer with an extended hitch.

The collision in front of the Public Service Building blocked highway traffic on Main Street fo...

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