Man Airlifted after Car Crash Near Alexandria

October 14, 2010
Dwayne Page

An 18 year old man was seriously injured in a one car crash Wednesday night on Highway 70 near the stock barn in Alexandria.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Kyle Thomas of Alexandria was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier when he lost control and wrecked. According to reports, the car flipped over on it's top and Thomas, who was partially ejected and pinned underneath the vehicle, had to be extricated.

Thomas was removed from the car and taken by ground ambulance to the Lebanon airport where he was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

A woman called 911 just before 10:00 p.m. to report that a reckless driver on Highway 70 had almost run her and her husband off the road. The woman and her husband were traveling in separate vehicles. Moments later, the caller reported that the reckless driver had run off the road himself near Dry Creek Road at Dowelltown, but then got back on the road heading west toward Alexandria.

The motorist apparently continued to follow the car and witnessed the wreck. The accident was reported to 911 at 10:08 p.m.

In addition to the Tennessee Highway Patrol and DeKalb EMS, members of the Alexandria Police Department and DeKalb County Sheriff's Department responded along with the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department's rescue and extrication team and the Liberty Fire Station.

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