Two children were among those injured in a two vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Highway 70 in Alexandria.
Trooper Bobby Johnson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said 57 year old Litta Murphy of McMinnville was driving west in a 2003 Ford Taurus when she experienced a medical episode which apparently caused her to cross the center line and into the path of an eastbound 2004 Ford F250, driven by 71 year old James Wair of Lebanon.
Murphy's relatives, a six year old and a seven year old, were back seat passengers of her vehicle. The seven year old was taken by DeKalb EMS to a helicopter landing zone setup nearby on Highway 53 where she was airlifted to Vanderbilt hospital. Both Murphy and the six year old girl were transported by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community hospital. Murphy was later transferred by ground ambulance to Vanderbilt Hospital. Wair was taken by a private vehicle to UMC Medical Center in Lebanon.
Murphy is to be cited for violation of due care.
In addition to Trooper Johnson, the Alexandria Police Department was on the scene helping direct traffic. The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department set up the helicopter landing zone.