Dalton man cited after crashing into Trailer of CMV Wednesday afternoon
According to a Dalton Police Department crash report on Wednesday January 15th 2020 at approx. 12:53 PM a 1997 Jeep Wrangler being driven by Gary Leming, 31, of Dalton was driving south on Airport Road. He was behind a 2020 Freightliner (CMV) with a trailer being driven by a Mount Juliet Tennessee man. He said that he saw the CMV move from the outside lane. To the inside lane. Thinking the CMV was going to continue south, the Jeep attempted to pass the CMV to turn right onto Rythm Drive. He said that the CMV then made a right turn onto Rythm Drive. The Jeep did not have enough time to stop, and struck the trailer of the CMV. The driver of the CMV said that he was driving south on Airport road. Due to having a large trailer, he had to swing left, to make the right turn onto Rythm Drive. CMV said he had his right turn signal on. CMV driver confirmed that the Jeep attempted to pass him on the right side and struck the trailer. The driver of the Jeep Leming was cited for improper passing. No injuries were complained of.