I-20 wreck hospitalizes truck driver

Valerie Rowell/ Staff
The driver of a truck that crashed on I-20 Monday is removed from the scene.
Monday, Aug 13, 2012 2:54 PM
Last updated 10:24 PM
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A dump truck driver was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after a traffic-snarling crash on Interstate 20.

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Traffic was stopped on Interstate 20 on Monday afternoon by a crash near the Grovetown exit.  VALERIE ROWELL/STAFF
Traffic was stopped on Interstate 20 on Monday afternoon by a crash near the Grovetown exit.

The truck, headed east just past the Grove­town exit, blew a tire, swerved from the highway, crashed through a guardrail and rolled into a deep ditch in the median shortly after 2 p.m., authorities said.

It took about 30 minutes for Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue workers to pull the man from the overturned vehicle and get him to a helicopter ambulance.

He was identified as May Hughes Wimberly, 48, of Waynes­boro, Ga.

He was in critical condition Monday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

While traffic backed up as emergency crews were working, a man in a stopped vehicle apparently had a heart attack and required emergency treatment.

He had been on his way to a hospital for medical care, and his symptoms worsened while stuck in traffic.

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GaStang22 08/14/12 - 02:50 am
Wow! What an odd tragic story.

Prayers for both the men involved. May God Bless you both with full and speedy recoveries to reunite you with your families.

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