Call leads to accident investigation

Henry County Sheriff?s Office received a call Oct. 19 from a motorist who said a car was in the ditch near mile marker 44 on U.S. Highway 218.

Deputies were dispatched and found Camilo Soto, 26, Tama, and his 2007 Toyota in the west ditch of southbound Highway 218. An investigation revealed the vehicle sustained a flat tire and drifted into the ditch before coming to a stop.

Soto then attempted to drive the vehicle from the ditch, striking several drainage rocks and disabling the vehicle. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $2,000.