An elderly woman was airlifted after a one car crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 146 (Short Mountain Highway) between the Game Ridge and Whorton Springs Roads.
Central dispatch received the call at 1:29 p.m.
Trooper Jeremy Wilhite of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that 72 year old Martha Thomason of 8591 Short Mountain Highway, Woodbury was driving south on Highway 146 in a 2004 Honda CRV when she went off the right side of the road, struck an earthen embankment, and overturned in a field. The car came to rest upright on its wheels.
Members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department's Rescue Team were summoned to perform extrication in order to get Thomason out of the car. She was treated on site by DeKalb EMS and then loaded onto an Air Evac helicopter ambulance which landed at the scene. Thomason was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Others on site were members of the Short Mountain Highway Station of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.