Man injured in crash when he tries to avoid hitting deer

A Dearing man is in critical condition this morning after an early morning wreck near Harlem involving a deer.

Carl Green, 29, of Neal's Mill Road, was traveling on Harlem-Grovetown Road west of Young Drive just after 5 a.m. when a deer jumped in front of his Mitsubishi Montero, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.

To miss the deer, Mr. Green swerved, overcorrected and lost control, rolling the SUV more than four times, Capt. Morris said.

He was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

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