***UPDATED: 7:55 AM***
According to Captain Steve Morris with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the driver, Josef S. Coefield, 41, of Union City GA, was traveling westbound on Columbia Road.
The vehicle exited the north shoulder of the roadway and the driver over corrected causing the vehicle to travel across the roadway and exit the south shoulder of the roadway.
The front of the vehicle then struck an embankment.
Coefield was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Doctors Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Columbia Road remains closed at this time.
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga.- Officials are on the scene of an accident on Columbia Road in Columbia County.
We are told that the accident involves an 18-wheeler and has blocked both lanes of Columbia Road near Range Road. That is just east of Appling Harlem Road
Officials have reported some diesel spilled due to the accident and it could take several hours to be cleaned up.
No word yet of any injuries.
If your commute takes you to this area, you are asked to find an alternate route.