Highway 52 West, approximately one mile outside of the Lafayette city limits, was the scene of a three vehicle accident early Monday morning, May 16th, which sent one to Sumner County Regional Medical Center and two to Macon County General Hospital, all with non life-threatening injuries.According to the investigating officer, THP Trooper Tracy Donoho, 39-year-old Stacey Miller, of Lafayette, who was driving a Chevy van, was in the eastbound lane near the intersection of Fox Run, waiting to make a left turn into her driveway, and after she began to turn, a GMC pickup, with 42-year-old Johnny Huntsman behind the wheel, came up behind her and struck her vehicle in the rear, forcing Miller to make contact with a west bound 2002 Ford Ranger, driven by Derrick Ryan Gann, age 21.
Huntsman came to rest in the eastbound emergency lane, while Miller came to rest in the westbound lane, with Gann in a yard on the north side of the highway. One juvenile in the GMC was transported to Sumner County Regional, by the Macon County EMS, while Stacey Miller and her young son were taken to Macon County General Hospital also by ambulance. The other two drivers escaped injury.
The Macon County Sheriffs Department and the Macon County Rescue Squad closed off all east and west bound traffic from the Lafayette city limits to the Fox Run intersection for over an hour, with vehicles detoured to side roads.
First responders included the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County Sheriffs Department, Macon County Rescue Squad, Lafayette Fire Department, Macon County EMS and the Macon County Chronicle.
Johnny Huntsman was charged with Failure to Yield.