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Trion man miraculously survives horrific crash last Wednesday in Chattooga County

A 58-year-old Trion man survived a crash that practically tore his vehicle apart as it smacked into a wooden fence and tree on Sept. 16, around 4:40 p.m., according to a Georgia State Patrol crash report. According to the report Darryl Lamar Stiles, 58 of Trion, was traveling too fast on Ridgeway Drive in his gray 2011 Toyota Camry when he entered a curve near Chattooga Line Road. Stiles stated he had been awake since 4:00 a.m. and "has not been sleeping well lately." "[Stiles] ... traveled approximately 145-feet while off of the roadway before striking a barbed wire and wooden fence with the vehicle's right front. [Stiles] then began to rotate counter-clockwise and traveled approximately another 43-feet before striking a standing tree with its right-front passenger door. [Stiles' vehicle] then began rotating clockwise and traveled another approximate 32-feet striking more of the barbed wire and wooden fence with its front and left side before coming to a final uncontrolled rest," according to Georgia State Patrolman Mosley. Stiles was transported by Redmond EMS to Floyd Medical Center with serious injuries. He was cited for failure to maintain a single lane.