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Teen airlifted after Highway 301 crash
Cause of single-vehicle accident unclear
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A teen was airlifted to a Savannah hospital on Sunday after a single vehicle crash on Highway 301 South near Hendrix Circle.

Benjamin Wesley Rushing, 17, of Glen Oaks Drive, was taken to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah after the crash that occurred around 12:44 p.m., according to reports from Georgia State Patrol Post 45.

Rushing was driving a 2005 Toyota Tacoma north on Highway 301 South when he crossed the central turn lane for unknown reasons and drove into the southbound ditch near Hendrix Circle.

The truck traveled in the ditch for more than 288 feet before striking a culvert, then began to overturn, reports stated.

The truck continued to travel almost 38 more feet and hit a guy-wire, then continued overturning for another 73 feet before coming to a rest on its top, said Sgt. 1st Class Chris Rodewolt, post commander.

No further information regarding Rushing's condition was available Monday.



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