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Highway 50 crash victim remains hospitalized

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

A 21-year-old Fayetteville woman remains hospitalized in Nashville after suffering critical injuries in a head-on collision earlier this month. According to a report filed by Trooper Jacob Edwards, the investigating officer with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Stacie Spray, 21, of Fayetteville, was traveling east on Highway 50 in a 2006 Nissan Altima when she crossed the centerline and collided head on with tractor trailer truck driven by Calvin D. Roland, 62, of Huntland, and owned by Woodall Transportation out of Decherd. Spray’s vehicle rotated 180 degrees and came to final rest in the east bound lane, while the tractor trailer rig swerved, and after impact, ran off the roadside to the right and rolled over in a ditch, catching Þ re, the trooper reported. “Evidence on the road-way showed vehicle one’s (Spray’s vehicle) tires on driver and passenger side were locked up as it crossed the center line and impacted vehicle two (the tractor trailer rig),” Edwards wrote in his report. “Several other motorists stated they observed vehicle one passing vehicles at a high rate of speed prior to the crash.” Spray had to be extricated from her vehicle by first responders. She was then ß own to Vanderbilt Medical Center and remained there Friday in stable condition in the trauma unit, according to a hospital spokesperson. A Facebook page, “Prayers for Stacie”, indicates that Spray was to be transferred to a rehabilitation center late last week. Roland was ß own to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga where he was treated. The accident occurred at 6:21 p.m. on Dec. 6 on Highway 50 near the intersection of Old Lynchburg Highway near Mulberry, according to the trooper. Both lanes of the roadway remained blocked until 11:30 p.m. that evening.