ALMA — An Alma man was killed and a Waycrossan injured Saturday when their vehicle crashed on U.S. 1 south of Alma, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Robert Nails, 23, of Alma, was pronounced dead at Bacon County Hospital following the 3:39 p.m. crash, said Sgt. Terry Thrift, GSP Waycross post commander.
His passenger, Keyshon Leonard, 18, of Waycross, was taken by helicopter to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah for treatment of injuries he suffered in the crash, said Thrift.
Neither the driver nor passenger was wearing a seatbelt, Thrift said.
Driving a 2011 Chevrolet Impala, Nails was southbound in the inside lane of U.S. 1. Thrift said as Nails rounded a right-hand curve, his car ran into the median for 257 feet. The driver over-corrected the steering, crossing both southbound lanes, rotating for 264 feet onto the west shoulder. The car them careened another 120 feet into a ditch where it struck an embankment with the front left quarter panel.
Thrift said the car then vaulted for 107 feet while spinning clockwise and overturning, continuing to overturn for another 146 feet onto private property.
Thrift said the passenger stepped out of the vehicle and walked for 64 feet before lying down.
Trooper Ray Strickland was in charge of the investigation.