Woman Killed in Truck Crash Near Dowelltown and Liberty

August 4, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
DeKalb Fire Rescue Work to Remove Woman from Truck (WJLE PHOTO)
DeKalb Fire Rescue Stabilize Truck During Extrication (WJLE PHOTO)
DeKalb Fire Rescue Work to Extricate Woman from Truck (WJLE PHOTO)

A 53 year old woman lost her life in a pickup truck crash Saturday on Highway 70 between Dowelltown and Liberty.

Dead is Lisa Fineis of Alexandria.

Central dispatch received the call at 5:56 p.m. on Saturday.

Trooper Craig Wilkerson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that Fineis was driving west on Highway 70 in a 2011 GMC Sierra when the truck went off the right shoulder of the highway. After hitting a berm near an access road off the highway, the truck went airborne and flipped as it hit the ground, coming to rest on its side. Fineis, trapped inside, was initially reported to be unresponsive. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

DeKalb EMS quickly arrived on the scene along with members of the DeKalb County Fire Department's Rescue Team who were called to perform extrication.

Fineis was removed from the truck and taken by ambulance to meet a Life Force helicopter ambulance which had landed in the grass near the intersection of Highway 70 and East Main Street in Liberty. But instead of airlifting her, the woman was taken by ground ambulance to the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital where she died.

Trooper Wilkerson was assisted in the investigation by Troopers Tommy Cooper and Kyle Herron of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Deputies of the Sheriff's Department and Constable Mark Milam were also on the scene along with the Liberty and Main Stations of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department.

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