Two log trucks collided Tuesday afternoon, sending one driver to the hospital, according to preliminary Georgia State Patrol reports.
The crash, which took place just west of Register around 12:45 p.m., occurred on Highway 46 at the intersection of St. Paul’s Church Road, according to police radio traffic.
The call was initially reported as “head-on,” but troopers at the scene confirmed the collision was not head-on, said Ginger Robbins, Georgia State Patrol Post 45 spokesperson.
Trooper 1st Class Hunter Oglesby said both trucks were traveling east on Highway 46 when Willie Paul Robinson, 67, started to turn onto St. Paul’s Church Road.
The second driver, Michael Josha Woods, 46, was traveling behind Robinson and crashed into the side of Robinson’s truck, he said.
Woods suffered minor injuries, while Robinson was taken by EMS to a hospital with several serious injuries. Oglesby said Woods, of McRae, was charged with following too closely.
Robinson, of Register, remains in stable but serious condition, he said.
Statesboro Herald photographer Scott Bryant was on the scene shortly after the crash and said one truck suffered extensive damage to the cab. One truck was loaded with logs, but the other was empty, he said.
The crash occurred at a point west of Register where the road was three lanes, he said.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.