Two men were injured and traffic temporarily blocked following an early-morning crash on Columbia Road near Appling.
The crash occurred about 7 a.m. when George E. Broadwater Jr., 49, of Martinez ran the stop sign at Columbia Road while driving his GMC pickup south on Louisville Road. Broadwater collided with a Dodge utility truck, drivin by James Brian Godbee, 44, of Thomson, headed east on Columbia Road.
Broadwater was ejected through the passenger side window of his truck, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. He received injuries including road rash, and along with Godbee was taken to Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, Morris said in an email.
The damaged vehicles since have been cleared and the roads are reopened to traffic.