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Three injured in two-car crash on state Route 55

Posted on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Police were called to the scene to a two-vehicle accident, including this 2000 Dodge Neon on Tuesday evening on state Route 55. Two people were airlifted and  another was taken to the hospital by ambulance. There were no fatalities. (Moore County Sheriff's Dept. photo)

Police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident, including this 2000 Dodge Neon, on Tuesday evening on state Route 55. Two people were airlifted and another was taken to the hospital by ambulance. There were no fatalities reported. (Moore County Sheriff’s Dept. photo)

Three people were injured in a two vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon around 5:30 p.m. on state Route 55 in Lynchburg.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 1997 Dodge pickup truck operated by Hazel Lamb, 74, of Elora, was turning off of state Route 55 onto Nursing Home Road when her vehicle was struck by a 2000 Dodge Neon operated by Shannon Roberts, 42.

According to the THP, the pickup truck then spun around in the roadway and traveled off the left side of the roadway and down an embankment. The Neon also spun around in the roadway and came to rest in the roadway.

Roberts was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as was Ethan Perry, 15, of Lynchburg, who was a passenger in the Neon. Perry was released Tuesday night after undergoing a number of tests. He received lacerations on his face, which required several stitches.

A young child, Keagon Martin of Lynchburg, was transported to Lincoln Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville for treatment of injuries. No other information was available on Roberts.

Lamb was not injured in the crash. Also not injured was Michael Whitsell, 15, of Lynchburg, who was a passenger in the Neon driven by Roberts.

—By Wayne Thomas, Tullahoma News Staff Writer

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