Two Seriously Injured In Sunday Crash

May 7, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

Two men were seriously injured in a one auto crash Sunday afternoon on Bright Hill Road.

Trooper Brian Raymond of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says 23 year old Emmanuel Guerra Cruz was driving a 1995 Chevy Blazer, going away from Smithville, when he lost control while trying to improperly negotiate a curve. The Blazer went off the road, jumped a creek, and struck an embankment.

Both Cruz and a passenger, 30 year old Leonides Viel Guzman were seriously injured and taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital where they were airlifted by a Life Flight Helicopter Ambulance and flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

Trooper Raymond says Cruz tried to flee the scene immediately after the wreck but he collapsed before he could get away. Both men reside on Bright Hill Road.

The accident remains under investigation.

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