Passenger airlifted after Mooresville wreck

Monday, June 12, 2006
This maroon Chrysler came to a final rest beside this fence after tumbling down a steep embankment.

On Tuesday, June 6 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Marshall County EMS and the Marshall County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle wreck on Mooresville/373 Highway across from Bryant Cemetery Road.

A young witness explained to police and emergency personnel, the wreck as she watched it occur from the side of the road. She told them as she was scouting the area looking for a lost pet, she saw the late 1980's model, maroon Chrysler slide around the curve headed towards Lewisburg just before Bryant Cemetery Road.

She then said that they began to spin in the roadway. The vehicle proceeded to leave the road and roll down an embankment, coming to a final rest in a ditch near a fence.

The young witness said that the driver of the vehicle, a male, immediately got out of the car and began to walk around. There were three children in the backseat. The witness told police that she also saw the female, who had been in the passenger's seat lying on the ground. She was unsure of whether the female had been thrown from the car of if she had left the vehicle on her own.

An air-evac helicopter was called to the scene to take the female to a mid-state hospital, after a Marshall County EMS assessment determined the possibility of internal injuries.

The driver and children received several cuts and bruises. They were taken by EMS to Marshall Medical Center for treatment.

Two Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers arrived on the scene to begin collecting statements and make an assessment of the scene. At this time, THP has not yet released the names or conditions of the victims.