One person was sent to the hospital from a violent collision Thursday morning in Martinez.
A 1999 Toyota Corolla driven by Jerry Renew of Appling crossed the center turn lane and sideswiped an oncoming truck about 11:30 a.m. on Washington Road near Davis Road.
"He (Renew) stated that he blacked out traveling westbound and that caused him to veer into the eastbound lane," said Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Keith Warner.
Renew briefly was trapped in the vehicle, and later freed by Columbia County Fire Rescue and Gold Cross EMS workers and transported to Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center. The truck’s driver, Micah Thomson from Opelika, Ala. was not injured.
Warner said that Renew was found at fault, but no citation would be issued.