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Gorham Teen Injured in Tuesday Morning Crash

CrashA Gorham teenager was injured and transported by Russell County EMS to Russell Regional Hospital after being involved in a three vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Highway 40 one mile east of Gorham.

According to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, Jesse Cockrell of Gorham was removed from his vehicle by emergency workers following the wreck. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance and has since been released.

The Sheriff's Office says that at approximately 7:24 AM Tuesday, dispatch received the injury accident call. Upon arrival at the scene, three vehicles were located damaged.

The official crash report states that a 2013 Chevy Silverado pickup, driven by Mitchel Daugherty, was eastbound and turning north from Highway 40 onto 177th Street. A 2013 Ford Escape, driven by Autumn Huber, was slowing down for the turning pickup. Cockrell, driving a 2013 Dodge Avenger, did not see the other vehicles and struck Huber, pushing Huber into Daugherty. Cockrell's vehicle came to rest in the south ditch east of the intersection of Highway 40 and 177th, while the other two vehicles came to rest near the intersection.

Daugherty and Huber refused medical treatment at the scene.

The Dodge Avenger and Ford Escape were towed from the scene. The Chevy Silverado was drivable and removed by the owner.

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