UPDATE: Tractor trailer driver at fault in Columbia Rd. crash

UPDATE: Tractor trailer driver at fault in Columbia Rd. crash

MARTINEZ, GA. (WFXG) - At least one person was seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash on Columbia Rd. The crash happened at around 8 p.m. Monday night.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, a Kroger tractor-trailer was pulling out of the Kroger shopping center to head east on Columbia Rd. The driver of the semi failed to see a burgundy Toyota Tundra heading west on that road and pulled into its path. The pick up truck struck the midsection of the trailer and became wedged underneath.

The driver of the Tundra was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. He was listed in serious, but stable condition.

The sheriff’s office determined that the driver of the tractor trailer was at fault for the crash. He says his view was obstructed by trees at the corner of the intersection. Charged against the driver are pending.

FOX 54 reached out to Kroger for their statement on the crash.

Thank you for reaching out to us. As this incident is under investigation, we cannot comment at this time, and are referring all questions to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.
- Felix B. Turner, Corporate Affairs Manager, Kroger Atlanta

Both west bound lanes on Columbia Road were blocked for hours as crews worked to lift the tractor trailer, free the Tundra, and clean the scene.

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