Man in critical condition after SUV flips into creek off Whitesville Road


COLUMBUS, Ga — A 67-year-old man is in the Midtown Medical Trauma Center after his SUV went off the road and flipped into a creek off Whitesville Road Tuesday night.

Columbus Regional Health Spokeswoman Jessica Word says the driver, Ralph Valdespino, is in critical condition.

A witness reports seeing the SUV lose control near the intersection of Whitesville Road and Maplebrook Drive at around 6 p.m.

A police report says several people and a passing officer stopped to pull Valdespino out of the car. Police say his head and shoulders were submerged in the water and needed CPR.

Valdespino also suffered injuries to his head.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.This is a developing story. Stay with News 3 for updates.

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