Perry, GA, 6/6/06. 

A Perry man injured when rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on Ga. 247 died Tuesday night at a Macon hospital.  Duane Rothe, 55, of Perry, suffered a serious head trauma and internal injuries in the 9:50 a.m. accident, Houston County sheriff’s Cpl. Sean Alexander said. Rothe was transported to The Medical Center of Central Georgia. James Rountree, 55, of Hagan, the driver of the tractor-trailer, was charged with following too closely, reckless driving and serious injury by a vehicle.  The latter charge will likely be upgraded to vehicular homicide.

The Shigley Law Firm  represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a "SuperLawyer" in Atlanta Magazine and one of the "Legal Elite" in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks.