Two trucks collided on the Akersville Road early Monday morning, December 17, resulting in four juveniles and one adult being carried to an area hospital by ground ambulance.
Investigating Officer THP Trooper Danny Fisher said that 41-one-year old Margaret Blankenship, of Lafayette, was driving north on the Akersville Road in a white 2006 Chevrolet pickup. Texas resident, 38-year-old Stephanie Gleason was headed southbound in a black 2011 Nissan Path Finder, when she lost control of her SUV and hit the truck head on.
Fisher said that Ms. Gleason and four juvenile children were transported by the Macon County EMS to Sumner Regional Medical Center, in Gallatin, to be treated for injuries sustained in the collision. “Speed appears to be a contributing factor,” said Trooper Fisher.
First responders were the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County Sheriffs Department, Lafayette Fire Department, Macon County Rescue Squad, Macon County EMS, and the Macon County Chronicle.