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|Former NASCAR driver James Hylton dies in traffic accident outside Talladega|
| Obituary Notice |
|Posted by: Ed Menti on April 29, 2018 at 4:45am|
In Reply to: Former NASCAR driver James Hylton dies in traffic accident outside Talladega by Bob Barney-RaceRap.com on April 28, 2018 at 10:43am
Franklin County, GA (FOX Carolina) -
Franklin County Deputy Coroner Clayton Bryan said former NASCAR driver James Hylton and his son were killed in a car accident Saturday morning.
Georgia State Patrol said Hylton and his son were passengers in a GMC truck that crashed into a creek bank after running off the road.The incident occurred on I-85 northbound near exit 164.
The truck was the only vehicle involved.
According to the coroner's office, the truck was pulling a trailer carrying a race car and tools.
The driver of the truck was rescued and taken to a hospital in Greenville, Bryan said.
Hylton and his son, James Hylton Jr., were both from Inman.
An autopsy has been scheduled for a later date.
The case remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.
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