By Major Mike Reynolds
On August 5th at approximately 2:00 PM officers of the Valley Police
Department were called to traffic accident that had occurred on I-85 North around
the 75-mile marker.
Upon arrival, officers found two vehicles off the road in the wood line. The
driver of the first vehicle was fully ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene.
He has been identified as Gary Gene Paulson, 81 years old of West Point. He was the
only occupant of that vehicle. The second vehicle, occupied by two adults and two
children, rolled several times and came to rest on its side. They were treated on
scene for minor injuries.
Witnesses to the accident stated that it appeared that the vehicle driven by
Paulson apparently lost control and struck the second vehicle, causing them both to
leave the roadway.