The Georgia State Patrol has issued the official report on a traffic crash that injured a Brantley County teenager Tuesday.
Taylor Fincher, 18, of Hortense, was injured in the 5:46 p.m. crash. He was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross for treatment.
Steve Drury, GSP Brunswick post spokesman, said Fincher, driving a 2004 Chrysler Sebring, was eastbound on Raybon Rock Road, followed by a 2001 Dodge Ram truck driven by Homer Wood, 21, of Hortense.
Drury said Fincher was rounding a right-hand curve when the vehicle skidded 174 feet on the paved road, slid sideways for 146 feet and struck a wooden power pole. The car then spun counterclockwise before coming to a full stop.
Drury said the two vehicles never touched each other at any time during the process of the crash.
Wood’s vehicle started to skid for 81 feet to the shoulder of the roadway where it ran for 159 feet, its left tires on the grass and the right tires on the pavement. The truck then re-entered the roadway, skidded 170 feet toward the south shoulder, struck the embankment and overturned, coming to rest in an upright position.
Wood was not injured. Drury said he was wearing his seatbelt.
Taylor was extricated from his vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt, Drury said.
Trooper Justin Jones was in charge of the investigation.
No charges were filed against either driver, Drury said.