1 air-lifted, 1 treated for minor injuries in Lowndes Co. wreck

1 air-lifted, 1 treated for minor injuries in Lowndes Co. wreck

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - A woman was air-lifted to the hospital and another person was injured in a wreck on Shiloh Road in Lowndes County Friday afternoon.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Rebekah Anne North, 21, of Hahira, and Wesley Lee Griffin, 59, of Valdosta, were both injured when their vehicles crashed around 3:15 p.m.

Officials reported that North was in the northbound lane on Shiloh Road when she came around a curve in a Toyota Corolla.

GSP said that Griffin was coming around the same curve in the southbound lane in a tractor trailer when North crossed the center line and struck the front driver's side of the truck.

A trooper stated that North's vehicle spun off the roadway onto the east shoulder and into a ditch, and Griffin traveled off of the road and onto the east shoulder, with the truck stopping in a ditch.

Crews had to use the jaws of life to get North out of the Toyota and she was air-lifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where she is currently reported as being in stable condition in the ICU.

Griffin received minor injuries and was treated on scene.

Officials said that both drivers were properly restrained and the air bags did deploy in North's vehicle.

Shiloh Road was closed at the area of the wreck for about three and a half hours.

The crash is still under investigation and possible charges are pending.

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