A Danielsville man was killed in a car accident on Hwy. 29 in Clarke County Wednesday morning.
Mark Highland, 27, died at the intersection of Hwy. 29 and Hwy. 72 at approximately 4 a.m. Wednesday after his car was hit on the driver’s side by a pickup truck.
According to a press release from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Highland drove his 1996 Buick Regal east on Hull Road into the intersection at Hwy. 72. His car was struck by a Chevrolet K1500 driven by Billy C. Smith, Royston, who was traveling south on Hwy. 29. The accident remains under investigation.
RIP Mark! i love you and i miss you so much. He was such a sweet young man with a big heart. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. Please pray for Mr. Smiths family as we all know accidents are just that and now is not a time to lay blame. Please keep marks dad tommy in your prayers, he has lost his son as well as his wife in august to cancer. His viewing will be thursday from 6 to 8 at lord and stephens in danielsville, and the funeral will be friday at 3pm at colbert cemetary.
Mark was such a sweet man with big heart. He will be truly missed. please keep his dad tommy in your prayers as he just lost marks mother aug 1, to cancer. Please keep the smith family in your prayers as well because accidents are just that, accidents. laying blame is not going to bring mark back to us or make it any easier to get through this tragedy. A persons life can change in a matter of seconds so don't take even one day for granted, make each day count by learning to love and forgive. I love you mark and i miss you very much. your aunt stacie.
i just want to say your family is in our prayers! I cam accross the wreck at about 4:30am that morning while taking my husband to work and nothing was cleaned up at the time. I could do nothing but pray when i seen the condition of the vehicles and the sheet over the car. Ive never seen a car crashed so bad in my life and i couldnt begin to know what the family is feeling. Im truely sorry and hope god helps to ease your pain