A Harlem High School senior was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital Tuesday after his SUV flipped and struck a tree in Appling.
Jonathan Hartman, 18, of Appling, is in critical condition, according to hospital spokesperson Christen Carter.
The single-vehicle wreck occurred at about 3 p.m. on Scotts Ferry Road near Sellars Road.
The cause of the wreck is still under investigation, but Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said Hartman’s vehicle, a Toyota 4Runner, ran off the road. Hartman over-corrected the vehicle, causing it to flip several times and slam into a tree.
Hartman is the son of Kiokee Baptist Church Pastor Steve Hartman, Morris said.
AirMed landed in the roadway to transport Hartman, who was described by a witness as unconscious but breathing.