One Man Seriously Injured in Thursday Night Crash

June 27, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

One person, an Hispanic male, was seriously injured in a one vehicle crash Thursday night on Highway 70 near the high school.

The man, Baltasar Hernandez-Cruz of 1780 Old West Point, Smithville, was driving west in a 2001 Ford Explorer SUV when he crossed over all lanes, jumped a curb, went off the highway, and struck a tree in the yard of the Doston Caplinger residence at 1125 West Broad Street.

A passerby discovered the wreck and reported it around 11 p.m.

The man was airlifted from the high school/middle school parking lot and flown to Erlanger Hospital by a Life Force helicopter ambulance.

The accident was investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Others on the scene included DeKalb EMS, the Smithville Police Department, and the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department and extrication team.

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