Macon County Chronicle

Macon Teenagers Hurt in Wreck

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Four young people, three from Macon County, were hurt in a wreck last Monday night, February 3, on Union Hill Road in Clay County, and the impact of the crash was so severe it knocked the engine out of the car.


According to the report filed by Trooper Mark Mahan, 21-year-old Spencer Holden, of Nashville, was driving a 2004 Nissan Maxima west bound on Union Hill Road. The vehicle topped a hill causing the vehicle to go airborne, indicating speed was a contributing factor. Once the vehicle made contact back on the roadway the vehicle crossed the center of the road. The vehicle then exited the roadway where it struck an embankment and tree. The impact was so severe that the engine was knocked out of the car. The vehicle also rolled numerous times where it came to rest on its left side.

Spencer Holden was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance and was later transferred to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He was discharged on Sunday, February 9.

Passengers included 19-year-old Christopher Blackburn and 18-year-old Cierra Sullivan, both of Lafayette, who were transported to Cookeville Regional; and a juvenile from Red Boiling Springs was also carried to Cookeville for treatment.

Charges are pending against Spencer Holden. Trooper Mark Mahan was the investigating officer.