This car cash occurred on Highway 52 West on Monday morning, June 16. (Photo by K. Belle)

On Monday morning, June  16, a 19-year-old Westmoreland man was ejected from his car in a crash on Highway 52 West. 

According to investigating officer Trooper Justin Mote, Brette Fykes was traveling west on Highway 52 in a silver 2006 two-door Chevrolet, when he failed to maintain the proper lane of travel and went off the westbound side of the road and struck a guard rail.

“Mr. Fykes wasn’t wearing a seat belt and he was ejected from the automobile,” said Trooper Mote. “He was carried by air medical to Vanderbilt Hospital, in Nashville, Tennessee.”

The Rescue Squad established a landing zone at Frito Lay.

Those responding to the crash were the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County Sheriffs Office, Macon County EMS, Rescue Squad and the Macon County Chronicle.

 Vanderbilt spokesperson, Paula Jones, stated on Monday afternoon, that Mr. Fykes was listed in stable condition.