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Three people were injured in a crash Wednesday on U.S. 31 at Mauxferry Road when a vehicle went off the road and struck two workers. The driver and two workers were taken to area hospitals. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Three people were injured in a crash Wednesday on U.S. 31 at Mauxferry Road when a vehicle went off the road and struck two workers. The driver and two workers were taken to area hospitals. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Three people were injured when a speeding driver swerved off U.S. 31 south of Franklin and struck two workers.

The two men working at U.S. 31 and Mauxferry Road were released from the hospital within hours of the accident, which witnesses said threw one man into the air.

The driver, Rick Wilson, 50, Franklin, was going an estimated 70 to 80 mph, according to witnesses, south on U.S. 31. He tried to turn right onto Mauxferry Road but lost control of the car and went up an embankment south of the intersection, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

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