Jones County man burned in fiery crash, rescuer injured by fallen power lines

By STAFF REPORTSApril 21, 2013 

A Jones County man is being hailed as a lifesaver for rescuing a 19-year-old who was critically burned in a car accident Sunday afternoon.

Marcus Kyle Little, of Gray, swerved to avoid a turkey on Altman Road and hit a utility pole at about 2 p.m., according to the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.

Little’s Honda sedan and a field caught fire when the utility pole fell on the car, said Jones County assistant Fire Chief William Wright.

Lloyd Strickland, 63, also of Gray, stopped to help.

“He came upon the wreck and tried to pull (Little) from the car that was burning and he brushed up against power lines,” Wright said. “Mr. Strickland saved Mr. Little’s life by doing that.”

Little was airlifted to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta and is in critical condition with burns on 60 percent of his body, Wright said.

Strickland was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia and was expected to have surgery to repair the electrical damage to his foot, Wright said.

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