Woman evacuated after wreck
A woman was life-flighted to Vanderbilt after a noontime wreck on Ellington Bypass last Friday.
According to the report on file at the Lewisburg Police Department, a car driven by Eric Kryger of Belfast Avenue was in the turn lane of the bypass, waiting to turn left into Pizza Hut. Traffic was backed up, waiting for the light to change, so the driver in the right northbound lane stopped, left space, and motioned Kryger to make his turn. Unfortunately, traffic was moving in the left northbound lane, and the car was struck in the passenger side by a pickup truck driven by Ronn Pollock of Hwy 64.
The car hit the Franklin-Shelbyville sign at the side of the road, and ended up in front of the Pizza Hut.
Tabitha Wankel, Kryger's passenger, also of Belfast Avenue, was life-flighted to Vanderbilt by the Air Evac Lifeteam, and Kryger was treated at Marshall Medical Center. Pollock and his passenger, Ty Curtis, did not require medical attention.
A Vanderbilt spokesperson confirmed that Wankel was released from hospital the next day, but could not comment on the extent of her injuries.
The 1999 Ford that Kryger was driving belonged to Wankel and was registered in Illinois. Kryger, 34, was cited for driving on a suspended license after he showed police a Massachusetts license that expired in 2000.
Sgt. Jerry Broyles of the Lewisburg Police Department was the investigating officer.