Man Airlifted After Friday Evening Wreck

May 28, 2010
Dwayne Page

A 28 year old man was injured in a car wreck Friday evening on Highway 56 near the DeKalb/Warren County line.

Central dispatch received the call at 6:32 p.m.

Trooper Dewaine Jennings of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says Shaun Travis Hill of Johnson City was traveling north on Highway 56 in a 1990 Chevy Lumina Mini-Van when he crossed over the center line into the oncoming lane, went off the left shoulder, and struck a mail box post. The mini-van then traveled north a short distance in a ditchline and struck a culvert, causing the vehicle to roll over on it's passenger side. The accident occurred just inside the DeKalb County line.

A passerby stopped to render assistance to Hill until EMS arrived. Members of the DeKalb County Fire Department responded to perform extrication services, cutting out the windshield so that Hill could be removed on a backboard and treated at the scene by EMS. Hill was later airlifted on site by a Life Force helicopter ambulance. He was believed to have been flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

Trooper Jennings says charges are pending against Hill.

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