One Airlifted After Midnight Crash

October 22, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
One Airlifted After Midnight Crash
James Matthew Crowe Injured in Wreck

One man was injured in a roll over traffic accident after midnight in the area of 459 Jacobs Pillar Road just outside the Smithville city limits.

Central dispatch received the call at 12:51 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Sergeant Eric McCormick of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that 20 year old James Matthew Crowe was driving a 1993 Mazda southbound when the car veered off the right shoulder into an embankment. The car flipped and came to a final rest on its top.

Crowe was taken by DeKalb EMS to meet a Life Force helicopter ambulance which landed nearby to take him to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga

Members of the Short Mountain Highway Station and Rescue Truck of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department responded. The Keltonburg Station helped establish the helicopter landing zone. Officers of the Sheriff's Department were also at the scene of the accident.

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