U-R update

A 27-year-old Milledgeville man was seriously injured after he lost control of his car and slammed into a tree and utility power pole in Baldwin County early Saturday. 

He remained hospitalized at press time on Wednesday. 

The single-car crash happened near the intersection of Irwinton Road and Wolverine Street.

The injured man was identified as Christopher M. Cleveland, of the 100 block of Alexander Drive, S.W., according to a wreck report filed by Trooper First Class Daniel McMullen of the Georgia State Patrol post in Milledgeville.

Cleveland was treated at the scene by firefighters/first responders with Baldwin County Fire Rescue, as well as personnel with Grady Emergency Medical Services.

He later was flown by medical helicopter to The Medical Center Navicent Health in Macon.

McMullen said in his report that the wreck happened at 3:30 a.m.

The victim was listed in fair condition at the hospital on Wednesday afternoon, according to Brad Harrison, a hospital spokesman.

Cleveland was traveling southbound on Irwinton Road near the intersection of Wolverine Street in a 2010 Dodge Charger, McMullen said.

The investigating trooper said Cleveland, who was alone in the car, was driving too fast for conditions and lost control. The car struck a curb and “vaulted” into the west shoulder of Irwinton Road, according to the report. 

The car continued traveling off the roadway along the west shoulder before striking a tree, a utility power pole, and a fence, McMullen said.  

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