Woman Injured in Rollover Crash

January 15, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page
Officers at Scene of Car Crash on Short Mountain Highway
Woman Injured in Car Wreck

A 26 year old Smithville woman was injured in a one car crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 146 near Short Mountain Mini-Storage.

Central dispatch received the call at 4:26 p.m.

Trooper Bobby Johnson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that Amanda Washer was traveling north in a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant when the car went off the right side of the road, struck a culvert, and overturned coming to rest on its wheels. Washer was ejected from the car. She was taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital.

Washer told Trooper Johnson that she took her eyes off the road when she reached to pick up a lighter. She was cited for not wearing her seatbelt and for failure to maintain her lane of travel.

Members of the Short Mountain Station of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department responded along with officers of the Sheriff's Department.

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