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Lamar man critically injured in Spalding motorcycle crash

A Lamar County man was lifeflighted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta Sunday night after wrecking his motorcycle on Maddox Road in Spalding County, according to reports. The victim, identified as Jeffery Turner, spent all day Monday in surgery and intitial reports are he suffered a broken neck and internal injuries. A Maddox Road resident heard the crash and went to the scene where he found Turner lying in the middle of the road and called 911. Other bystanders flagged down traffic to keep Turner from being further injured. Several residents in the area heard the crash and said Turner lost control of his bike and hit a mailbox. One person who came to the scene reported he knew Turner and speculated alcohol was involved, according to WKEU radio in Griffin. Griffin police and Griffin FD rescue personnel responded to the scene. Turner was initially treated at a Griffin hospital before being airlifted to Atlanta. (Bill Taylor of WKEU radio in Griffin initiated this report.)

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