Last updated: June 06. 2014 2:16PM - 2815 Views
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McCree Wilson Gentry Jr. is back at work with Carl Rose and Sons Asphalt Paving. Gentry nearly lost his life in March of 2013 after a wreck driving to work resulted in him breaking 19 bones in his body.
McCree Wilson Gentry Jr. is back at work with Carl Rose and Sons Asphalt Paving. Gentry nearly lost his life in March of 2013 after a wreck driving to work resulted in him breaking 19 bones in his body.
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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.

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