MOULTRIE — The driver of a four-wheeler who crashed on a rural road apparently lay in the ditch for hours before being found.

Nonetheless, Randall Hudson, 33, of Cole Road, was treated at the Colquitt Regional Medical Center and released the day of the accident, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Colquitt County deputies were called just before 8 a.m. to the 400 block of Mary L. Hiers Road. Ashley Rush, of Roberts Road, had seen a four-wheeler upside down in a ditch as she was driving to work. A man, later identified as Hudson, was lying nearby.

Mary L. Hiers Road forms three sides of a square with Roberts Road on the east side. The area lies between Highway 37 East and Old Adel Road. The corners where Mary L. Hiers Road turns appear to be about 90 degrees, according to Google Maps.

The deputy’s report indicates Hudson appeared to have missed one of the sharp curves as he was going southbound on Mary L. Hiers Road, left the roadway and struck a tree.

Based on the temperature of the muffler and the amount of water collected in the vehicle’s fenders, the deputy said the four-wheeler had apparently been in the ditch for several hours.

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