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Three Helicopters Called to Wreck

 By Debbie Gregory

Emergency personnel tended to several injured people at the scene of a two-vehicle wreck on Wartrace Road (Hwy. 262) last Wednesday, around 6:00 p.m., with three flown out by medical helicopters and two juveniles transported by ground ambulances, all to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.


According to the report by Trooper Matthew Russell, 27-year-old Tessa Davis, of Red Boiling Springs, was driving north on Wartrace Road in a 2014 silver Nissan Sentra, when she crossed into the southbound lane and collided with a 2014 Chrysler Town & Country, driven by 41-year-old Tracie Brackett, of Bowling Green, Ky. There were four passengers in the Brackett vehicle and Tessa Davis was alone.

Davis and Brackett were airlifted to Vanderbilt, as well as a juvenile passenger in the Brackett vehicle. Two other juveniles in the Brackett vehicle were transported by ground ambulance to Nashville. Another passenger in the Town & Country was not transported.

Those responding to the scene were the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Macon County EMS, Smith County EMS, Jackson County EMS, Willette Fire & Rescue, and the Macon County Chronicle.

When contacted by phone on Monday afternoon, a Vanderbilt spokesperson stated that Tessa Davis is listed in stable condition.