Woman airlifted after vehicle crashes and rolls on Highway 111

Posted By | July 5, 2019 8:00 am

Last Updated: July 5, 2019 at 8:15 am

A 44-year-old Tullahoma woman was injured and transported by air ambulance last night after her vehicle rolled approximately three times in a collision on Highway 111, in the north end of White County, near Mullican Road.

According to a report by Sgt. Ronnie Simmons, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at approximately 8:25 p.m., on July 4, 2019, Jennifer L. Jacobs, 44, of Tullahoma, who was driving a 2017 Honda Accord, approached a 2014 Subaru Impreza owned by Timothy Lynch, 24, of Cookeville, that was parked on the right shoulder of Highway 111 with hazard lights activated.

According to the report, Jacobs failed to maintain her lane of travel, crossed the fog line, and struck Lynch’s vehicle in the rear end.

After the impact, Jacobs’ vehicle rotated and began to roll. Jacobs’ vehicle rolled approximately three times before coming to a final rest across both northbound lanes.

After the impact, Lynch’s vehicle rotated and left the east side of the roadway and came to a final rest facing southeast.

Lynch was reportedly walking southbound on the northbound shoulder of Highway 111 to remove a dead dog from the roadway and was not in his vehicle at the time of the impact.

After the impact, debris from the collision traveled into the lane of traffic where a 2008 Honda Civic driven by Samuel Dunn, 31, of Cookeville, was traveling. The debris struck Dunn’s vehicle, which was approximately 250 feet behind Jacobs’ vehicle. Dunn’s vehicle came to a controlled stop in the center grass median.

Jacobs was flown by air ambulance to Skyline Medical Center.

Both Jacobs and Dunn were wearing seat belts. Neither Lynch nor Dunn was injured.

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  1. Comment by Keisha Sue Slatton

    July 5, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Yea we got caught in the detour and there was nearly another bad multi car collision cuz the cop was just sittin there in the middle of the road with blue lights on, they shoulda had another one ahead of him warning traffic to slow down or something, it was bad like 8-9 of us all bout crunched each other everyone slammed their brakes in front of us also wasn’t very smart either, but we could see her car from old Cookeville road and it was marked up and dinged up pretty bad we thought someone died for the hwy to get shut down I’m super happy her and the others survived…how is she doing by chance anyone know

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