Harlem High senior killed in Appling wreck

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 7:21 PM
Last updated Wednesday, May 9, 2012 2:00 AM
  • Follow Latest News

A Harlem High School senior was killed Tuesday after his SUV flipped and hit a tree in Appling.

Back | Next
Columbia County officers comb the scene of a single-vehicle wreck on Scotts Ferry Road. Jonathan Hartman, 18, died later at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.  JENNA MARTIN/STAFF
JENNA MARTIN/STAFF
Columbia County officers comb the scene of a single-vehicle wreck on Scotts Ferry Road. Jonathan Hartman, 18, died later at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Jonathan Hartman, 18, of Appling, was pronounced dead at 10:18 p.m. at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, according to Columbia County Deputy Coroner Bonnie Holloway. He died of head trauma, she said.

The single-vehicle wreck occurred about 3 p.m. on Scotts Ferry Road near Sellars Road. The cause is still under investigation, but Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said Hartman’s vehicle, a Toyota 4Runner, ran off the road. Hartman over-corrected the vehicle, causing it to flip several times and slam into a tree.

Hartman was the son of Kiokee Baptist Church Pastor Steve Hartman, Morris said. He played on Harlem High’s football, basketball and tennis teams.

Comments (10) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Wendynchrist
0
Points
Wendynchrist 05/08/12 - 07:12 pm
0
0
Your precious son, Jonathan.

My heart is so heavy for you. I am praying for you, Hartman family, even now. You all mean so much to me. There are no words to convey how sorry I am that you have had such a tragedy occur in your precious family. I will continue to pray.

wise ole man
79
Points
wise ole man 05/08/12 - 07:17 pm
0
0
My prayers go out to the

My prayers go out to the Hartmans, the Kiokee community and the HHS community. My God be with you through this tragedy.

scoopdedoop64
2488
Points
scoopdedoop64 05/08/12 - 09:17 pm
0
0
Sorry for their loss

Just heard the news. My condolences goes to a great pastor and his wife over their loss. May God comfort and give them peace.

Willow Bailey
20603
Points
Willow Bailey 05/08/12 - 09:23 pm
0
0
Praying for God's blessings

Praying for God's blessings on this young man and his family.

haley118
4
Points
haley118 05/08/12 - 09:46 pm
0
0
So glad to say I knew

So glad to say I knew Jonathan and he was such a great guy. A big encouragement to anyone he came in contact with and just the best attitude about him too! Praying for the Hartman's as they go through this tough time!

FriedFacts
61
Points
FriedFacts 05/09/12 - 08:02 am
0
0
My deepest sympathy
Unpublished

My deepest sympathy to the family of this young man.

usafveteran
32
Points
usafveteran 05/09/12 - 08:51 am
0
0
May God comfort his family!

May God extend to the Hartman family and all who loved this young man His peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. May you take comfort in the words from the hymn, "It is Well with my Soul."

cytoranger
6
Points
cytoranger 05/09/12 - 09:10 am
0
0
May God the Father wrap you

May God the Father wrap you in his loving arms durning this time of unbearable sorrow, may he comfort and guide you through the time of pain and mourning. May he, in time wipe the pain and sorrow from your brow, but leave forever the joyous memories and and pride a
Parent has for their children. We have been through this as a fsmily. there is no greater sorrow for a parent or grandparent than to attend the funeral of our babies. My and my family will pray for you daily

Jim best

P

barmour
0
Points
barmour 05/09/12 - 10:33 am
1
0
May God keep you in perfect peace.

Jonathan was a very special young man and more imporantly, he knew Christ. In his short life, he touched many lives with his witness and has left behind many special memories. Because our family experienced the same loss nearly 18 years ago, I know there are no human words to comfort you right now, But I know He who is able will keep you and be with you every step of the way thru your pain. Our prayers go with you and your family.
His love be with you and comfort you,
The Armours

bornigan
0
Points
bornigan 05/09/12 - 10:58 am
0
0
Prayers

Our prayers go out to the Hartman family and to our brothers and sisters at Kiokee Baptist. We saw them running to the ER yesterday as we were leaving MCG. I didn't know who it was at the time, but felt burdened to pray. Our prayers continue for comfort and strength.

button1959
2
Points
button1959 05/11/12 - 12:44 pm
0
0
Prayers, hugs and love

My prayers, hugs and love go out to the Hartman family. I want you to know we are praying for you and the church here in Florida. May God's love hold you tight.

Beth Tancredo

Back to Top

Top headlines

Georgia Regents' hospital plan chosen

Georgia Regents Medical Center won a lengthy and hardfought battle over two other Augusta hospitals to build the first hospital in Columbia County, the Georgia Department of Community Health ...
Search Augusta jobs