One man sent to hospital after icy crash
By Sparta Live | January 24, 2011 12:00 am
An icy roadway is believed to be the cause of two related crashes on South Bunkerhill Road, just west of Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, reportedly involving four vehicles, and sending one man to the hospital, on Jan. 21.
According to Lt. R.C. Christian with Tennessee Highway Patrol, a green 2001 Dakota pickup, being driven by Tehila Haverlandt, 39, was traveling eastbound, at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Christian said, as the Dakota climbed a hill on the ice-covered road just before Dew Road, Raymond C. Cass, 51, driving westbound in a gray 1991 Chevrolet S-10, lost control on the ice and crossed the centerline.
The vehicles reportedly struck head-on with both coming to rest in the eastbound lane.
A short time later, another vehicle, described as a small black car and occupied by two females, reportedly came down the hill, struck the S-10, and left the scene traveling westbound.
Christian stated, before emergency personnel were able to arrive, a fourth vehicle, a black 1999 Ford F-150 being driven by Randy Dewayne Loftis, observed the previous crash, and was unable to stop due to treacherous road conditions, striking the westbound lane guardrail just east of the previous crash scene.
A passenger in the F-150 reportedly experienced leg pain but did not require transport at the scene.
A passenger in the S-10 was transported to White County Community Hospital, reportedly with non life-threatening injuries.
The incident is still under investigation.