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Man Airlifted From Accident Scene

WedsWreckEarly Wednesday morning, September 28, a man was airlifted from the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 52 at the intersection of Kirbytown Road in Macon County.

According to the crash report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 17-year-old juvenile, of Lafayette, was driving a 2003 Ford F150 truck northbound on Kirbytown Road. Danny Newberry, 68, also of Lafayette, was driving eastbound on Highway 52 in a 1998 Volvo semi.

 The Ford truck pulled into the eastbound lane in front of the semi and the vehicles collided. The Ford came to rest in the westbound lane of Hwy. 52 facing westbound and the semi came to rest on the southbound side of the roadway.

The report states that Mr. Newberry was airlifted from the scene to Skyline and the juvenile was transported by EMS to Sumner Regional.

Those responding to the scene were the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Macon County EMS, Lafayette Fire Department, Macon County Rescue Squad and Air Evac.

Mr. Newberry has been released from the hospital.