Driver causes fiery crash at gas station in Liberty County


ByWTOC Staff | Published:Jul. 18, 2021 at 10:26 AM EDT

LIBERTY COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A motorist caused a fiery crash at a gas station in Flemington early Sunday morning.

According GSP, Eszron Jackson, 40 from Kissimmee, Florida, was traveling westbound on Highway 84 shortly after 5:30 a.m., when the vehicle left the road near McLarry’s Curve, struck a fuel pump at a gas station, and hit a truck with a woman sitting inside while pumping fuel.

Police say the impact of the crash caused the pump to burst into flames, causing both vehicles to sustain fire damage. Employees at the gas station were able to turn off the fuel by hitting the emergency off switch before further damage could be caused.

Officials say the woman and man in the truck were not injured.

GSP says Jackson has been charged with failure to maintain lane, too fast for conditions, and DUI.

Jackson was transported to the hospital with minor injuries along with passenger who was in the vehicle.

*The Coastal News Service contributed to this report.

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