UPDATE: Driver in Lee Co. wreck airlifted to hospital

UPDATE: Driver in Lee Co. wreck airlifted to hospital
Three semi-trucks are involved. (Source: WALB)

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - Three semi-trucks were involved in a Lee County wreck late Wednesday afternoon, according Lewis Harris, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy. Georgia State Patrol (GSP) said that a car was also involved in the crash.

One of the semis flipped over with the driver trapped inside, Harris reported.

Fire officials told WALB that he was removed from the truck and was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. GSP said he was talking and coherent when he was extricated from the vehicle.

There has been no word on his condition or severity of his injuries at this time.

GSP said it happened on Highway 82 and Winifred Road around 4:30 p.m. Troopers said that traffic was slowed because of a previous crash at Hickory Grove Road when the three semis and car couldn’t slow down in time, creating a chain reaction in crashes.

Harris said the southbound lanes towards Albany were blocked.

All four drivers were injured and taken to the hospital, according to GSP. Troopers said they believed the other three drivers did not have life-threatening injuries.

No names have been released at this time.

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