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I-16 wreck Friday sends two men to hospital
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An early Friday morning single vehicle wreck on I-16 at the Old River Road overpass left two people who had to be taken to a Savannah hospital.

Driver Paul Strojny, 18, and passenger Steven Swailes, 24, were traveling westbound on the interstate when Strojny apparently fell asleep, according to police reports. As a result, the 2003 Chevrolet 2500 truck he was driving hit the embankment under the overpass, jumped up and hit the overpass and fell back down again.

LifeStar was called in to airlift Strojny to Memorial Health University Medical Center. Swailes was taken there by the Effingham County emergency medical services unit.

“They appear to be serious injuries,” said Effingham County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Scott Lewis.

Strojny is in serious condition at Memorial. Swailes was treated and released.

Nothing indicated that drugs or alcohol were factors in the wreck. According to Lewis, a passing motorist called authorities to report the accident.

Both men are residents of Savannah and co-workers who were traveling in a company vehicle at the time of the wreck.