Speed may be a factor in vehicle flipping into field

SOLOMON — The driver of a GMC Sierra that flipped into a field was cited for reckless driving.

Graham County Sheriff’s deputies reported the juvenile driver admitted to traveling at about 70 miles an hour northbound on Solomon Road, which has a posted speed of 50, when he attempted to make a right turn on Bowie Avenue, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway, crash through a farmer’s fence and end up on its side in a field.

Deputies reported the driver said he attempted to slow the vehicle to the posted speed of 25 miles an hour for the turn. Numerous skid marks on the roadway showed the vehicle actually traveled sideways for at least 167 feet before it ended up in the field.

The driver was cited for reckless driving and criminal damage to the farmer’s fence, which was estimated at upward of $500.

The four people in the vehicle at the time of the accident reported no injuries.