Spivey Remains Hospitalized after Saturday Wreck

June 2, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Three Injured in Saturday Wreck near Sligo (Photo provided by Brad Mullinax)

Three Injured in Saturday Wreck near Sligo (Photo provided by Brad Mullinax)

A 33 year old Smithville woman remains in Chattanooga's Erlanger Hospital after being involved in a one auto accident Saturday afternoon on Highway 70 near Sligo bridge.

Trooper Dewaine Jennings of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says Jerri Marie Spivey of 797 Parkway Drive, Smithville was driving a 2000 Ford Focus east on highway 70 when she failed to properly negotiate a curve. The vehicle left the road to the right and entered a ditchline. The automobile then overturned and came to rest on it's top.

Two children, 11 year old Seth Vincent and 12 year old Amanda Vincent, were passengers of the vehicle. They were taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital where they were apparently treated and released. Spivey was airlifted by a Life Force helicopter ambulance and flown to Erlanger Hospital, where she is now recuperating in a private room.

Trooper Jennings says a rain slick highway may have contributed to the crash along with slick tires on the vehicle. He says there wasn't much tread on the tires.

Those rendering aid on scene were DeKalb County Fire Department's Extrication Team, Midway Engine 63, Johnsons Chapel Engine 68, DeKalb County Sheriff Department, DeKalb EMS and THP.

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