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May 23, 2014

Man still critical after Wednesday crash

MILLEDGEVILLE — A Wednesday afternoon traffic accident on Log Cabin Road placed one man in intensive care.

A small Dodge pickup truck was traveling westbound on Log Cabin when the vehicle approached a white Mini Cooper waiting to turn into Greystone Arbor subdivision shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The Georgia State Patrol official on the scene said the Dodge driver realized he was coming too fast and swerved onto the shoulder.

The man then over-steered and crossed into the eastbound lane, where the Dodge truck hit a dump truck.

GSP Master Trooper Randy Hartzell said it was a violent collision.

Firefighters did put out an engine compartment fire on arrival.

“They said the heat from that got into the cab,” Hartzell said.

Responders also extricated the driver from the crushed vehicle.

“At last I heard, he was still stable but critical in intensive care,” the trooper said Thursday afternoon.

Officials aren't ready to release the name until the family is properly notified.

The injured man can't be transferred from Macon to Augusta for burn treatment until he stabilizes.

The dump truck driver was unharmed.


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