A Dowelltown woman, 55 year old Linda K. Fite, was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital after a two vehicle crash Wednesday night on West Broad Street near Cantrell's Furniture and Appliances.
Central dispatch received the call at 5:56 p.m.
According to Sergeant Mark Dial of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Fite was driving a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, pulling out of the parking lot of the BP Station convenience market, when she crossed into the path of an eastbound 2004 Ford pickup truck, driven by 25 year old Nathaniel Wayne Pedigo of Smithville. Fite was crossing the eastbound lanes in order to turn left to head west. Fite was transported by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital. She was later airlifted by Life Flight to Vanderbilt.
Two passengers of her vehicle, 27 year old Johnny Devault and 13 year old Daniel Trigueros, both of Dowelltown were taken by private vehicle to the hospital where they were reportedly treated and released.
Pedigo was apparently uninjured.
Members of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene after Fite's car reportedly caught fire. However all occupants had already apparently been helped from the car before the fire started.
Smithville Police were also on the scene helping to divert traffic during the crash investigation and cleanup.Read the rest of this article