TATTNALL CO., GA (WTOC) - One person is dead and two others are injured after a crash took place in Tattnall County, Thursday morning around 8:30.
It happened on U.S. Highway 301 at the intersection of Old Highway 250, just north of Glennville.
The Georgia State Patrol says two vehicles - an ambulance and a passenger vehicle - were crossing the intersection when witnesses say a third vehicle - a commercial truck pulling a flatbed trailer - pulled out in front of the two vehicles, causing them to collide. Troopers say 27-year-old Taylor Matejcik, of Glennville, was killed and one other person was airlifted to Savannah for their injuries.
"The ambulance applied heavy brakes in an attempt to avoid the vehicle. It wound up coming into the opposite lane and striking the other vehicle, the small passenger car," said Sgt. Stan White, GSP.
Officials are actively searching for the driver of the commercial truck that fled the scene. The truck was last seen traveling south on 301 towards Long County.
"We have somewhat narrowed it down to a possible moving company - those that are contracted with the military," said Sgt. Dale Howell, Georgia State Patrol.
They're working with Fort Stewart authorities to try to find it and the driver responsible.
"Is there any chance the driver didn't see the crash or know what happened behind them," we asked officials?
"If there's a chance, it's a slim chance due to the proximity of the vehicles and the intersection the truck pulled out from," Sgt. Howell said.
Howell says he's grateful for witnesses who stopped to help and offer leads in the case.
GSP's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT), as well as the Tattnall County Sheriff's Office and other emergency agencies, all responded.
If you have any information, contact law enforcement right away.