A State Road resident who suffered through a major wreck last year that resulted in 19 broken bones is back on the job with his employer.
In March of 2013, police said a silver Grand Prix traveling northbound on U.S. 21 in State Road allegedly veered off left of center and collided with a black Dodge Intrepid driven by McCree Wilson Gentry Jr. heading southbound.
Gentry was rushed to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital where doctors performed lifesaving operations on him.
He spent a major part of the recovery residing at PruittHealth in Elkin.
“He’s back at work. He’s in Boonville today. The point is he’s working. He’s a good person, probably one of the most conscientious drivers. He’s just that good of a guy,” said Larry Wagoner, safety manager for Carl Rose and Sons Asphalt Paving.
“I feel good. My feet still bother me. I can’t get around like I used to. I can move without a cane, but you just take what comes. I’m just thankful that the company has given me this opportunity. I can’t express enough. I have been wanting to get back to work since the day after the accident,” said Gentry.
“I cried after I saw him get back in his truck. It’s been a long ordeal. It’s been 444 days since he was able to work. That number stands for perfection,” said his wife, Scottie Gentry.
“I love my job. I know my world is different because of the accident, but I appreciate being here. I love my job,” said Gentry Jr.
Anthony Gonzalez may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @newsgonz.