Macon County Chronicle

Charges Pending in Coleytown Wreck

}A 38-year-old Red Boiling Springs man remains in stable condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center this week following a two-vehicle head on collision on the Coleytown Road around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, January 19th.


According to Trooper Danny Fisher, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who was the investigating officer, Hershel Craig West, of RBS, who was driving a 2009 silver Chevrolet, crossed the center line and collided head on with a red Ford F-150, driven by 53-year-old Mitchell Patrick Evans, of Lafayette. Both drivers were transported to Macon County General Hospital, and West was later transferred to Vanderbilt Hospital by the Macon County EMS after AirEvac declined due to the weather. A dog in the West automobile was also injured in the collision, and was transported to the Macon County

Veterinary Hospital by a private vehicle, and has since been released.

Mr. Evans was originally transported to Sumner County Regional Hospital, from MCGH, but he was also later transferred to Vanderbilt Hospital where he remained in the ICU/Trauma Unit until Tuesday when he was scheduled to return to Macon County for Rehab.

The Macon County Fire Department and the Macon County Rescue Squad had to extricate Mr. West from his vehicle. Charges are pending.

Those responding to the scene included the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County Sheriffs Department, Macon County Rescue Squad, Lafayette Fire Department, Macon County EMS, and the Macon County Chronicle.