A man trapped Tuesday after a crash with a tanker on Highway 67 in Statesboro remains in critical condition in a Savannah hospital.
Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Lisa Bowen said Justin Edward Newton, 28, of Pooler, is in the intensive care unit at Memorial Health Medical Center. He was airlifted by Air Evac to Savannah after being extricated from his passenger car after the wreck, which took place on Highway 67 in the Denmark community around 4:27 p.m.
Bowen said Newton had stopped on Nevils-Denmark Road at the intersection with Highway 67 when they believe he pulled into the path of a tanker driven by Angel Lanette Brooks, 25, of Crane Lane in Statesboro.
Brooks told GSP troopers that Newton had stopped, but then pulled out as if he was crossing onto Brooklet-Denmark Road, Bowen said Wednesday.
After impact with the car, the tanker traveled off the roadway, pushing the car sideways as it went, coming to a stop with Newton’s car trapped between the tanker and a nearby building. Bowen said the building was not damaged.
Brooks was uninjured, but Newton’s injuries are critical. Air Evac’s helicopter landed near the intersection of highways 46 and 67, then transported Newton to Savannah, according to reports broadcast over radio around the time of the crash.
No charges were filed Tuesday, Bowen said.
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