Estill Springs Crash Injures Two

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There was a wreck Sunday evening on Highway 279 outside of Estill Springs.
The accident occurred when a tree fell on a truck that was traveling on Highway 279 near the Elk River Bridge.
According to police reports, Christine Scott was driving a pickup truck that a tree fell on causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Scott hit a guardrail on the opposite side of the roadway and the rail impaled the truck.
The state highway department was called to clear the roadway by cutting the tree up.
Scott was flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga for treatment, a child was transported to Southern Tennessee Medical Center for treatment. A male in the vehicle refused treatment.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the accident and was assisted by Estill Springs and Decherd Fire Departments and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.
The road was closed for a while to allow emergency personnel to clean up the debris.