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Rollover Wreck: Two Airlifted

By Debbie Gregory

Two Macon County people were airlifted for medical treatment following a one vehicle rollover wreck that ejected them both, late Friday afternoon, June 8. 


The wreck happened on Highway 52 East near the New Lane intersection, outside of Red Boiling Springs.

According to wreck investigator, Trooper Cody Ballard, 25-year-old Christopher Gordon was driving west on Highway 52 in a 2004 Saab automobile, when he lost control and ran off the road on the eastbound side. The car struck a ditch, went airborne, rolled over and came to rest on it’s side, after ejecting Gordon and his passenger, 25-year-old Paula Bush.

Neither Christopher Gordon or Paula Bush had a valid driver’s license.

The Macon County EMS transported both Gordon and Bush to a Red Boiling Springs landing zone where two medical helicopters responded, and they were airlifted to Nashville for treatment.

Trooper Cody Ballard stated that charges are pending. Assisting Trooper Ballard at the scene was THP Sgt. Ashley Mercer.

Those responding to the wreck site were the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County Sheriffs Office, Red Boiling Springs Rescue Squad, Macon County EMS, and the Macon County Chronicle.