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Two air lifted after wreck in Cobbtown
Log truck flipped
The log truck flipped over into the ditch on Hwy. 23.

Two individuals were air lifted to a hospital after a wreck in Cobbtown on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

Cobbtown Fire and Tattnall County Fire Department were dispatched at 12:10 p.m. to the area of Hwy. 23 North, between EL Vaughan Road and Kie Sikes Road, in reference to a two vehicle accident between a semi-truck hauling logs and an SUV, according to Kody Terrell of Tattnall County Fire.

Dispatchers advised that the log truck was turned over in the ditch and there were possible entrapments. Fire units arrived on scene shortly after being dispatched and confirmed there were two entrapments, one in each vehicle, with both lanes of traffic needing to be shut down, according to Terrell. 

Cobbtown Fire Department arrived on scene with extrication equipment and began extricating the driver of the SUV while Tattnall County Fire and Collins Fire Department arrived with two more sets of extrication equipment and began extricating the driver of the semi-truck. Once both patients were extricated, they were turned over to Tattnall Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and were both air lifted from the scene, according to Terrell.

This was a joint effort between all departments, including Cobbtown Fire, Tattnall County Fire, Collins Fire, Tattnall county EMS, and Georgia Department of Corrections Fire personnel from Smith and Rogers State Prison. All fire units cleared the scene at 2:10 p.m.

This incident is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol. The Journal Sentinel will report on this further once the accident report is completed.