An elderly woman was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga after being seriously injured in a two car crash Wednesday evening at the intersection of Highway 53 and New Hope Road in Alexandria.
Central dispatch received the call at 5:42 p.m.
82 year old Mildred Spencer of Alexandria was traveling east from East Main Street crossing Highway 53 toward New Hope Road in a 1999 Chevy Lumina when her car was struck in the passenger side by a 2001 Toyota, driven by 52 year old Phyllis Asberry of Brush Creek who was traveling north on Highway 53.
The accident was investigated by Sergeant Eric McCormick of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The Asberry car came to rest off the east side of Highway 53 facing south. The Spencer car went off the east side of Highway 53 and crashed through a rock fence and into a small dry creek bed. Spencer was trapped inside the car. Members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department's Extrication Team were called to the scene and removed the driver's side door of Spencer's car. She was then removed from the vehicle and taken by DeKalb EMS to meet a Life Force helicopter ambulance which landed on Highway 53 near the crash site.
Asberry was not transported by EMS and was not believed to have been seriously hurt.
Others on the scene were members of the Alexandria Police and Fire Departments and the Sheriff's Department.