There was a serious single vehicle wreck on Winkler’s Road in the north east side of the county on Monday afternoon, June 23, when a man driving a Ford truck hit a tree. Trooper Tracy Donoho was the investigating officer.
“Eddie Alexander, age 19, of Red Boiling Springs, was driving east on Winkler’s Road in a 1994 Ford F150 Truck when he traveled off the southside of the roadway coming out of a curve,” said Trooper Donoho. “He overcorrected, crossed back over the highway going off the north side of the roadway, then crossed a yard and driveway and struck a tree. This caused the vehicle to spin around and come to rest.” Due to weather conditions Air Evac and Lifeflight helicopters both declined to fly, so the Macon County EMS carried young Alexander to Vanderbilt Hospital by ground. However, they requested the Air Evac crew to ride with them and they picked the crew members up at the heli pad in Lafayette. “Mr. Alexander was conscious but he was having trouble communicating,” Trooper Donoho added. The first reponders were the Macon County Sheriffs Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County EMS, and the Macon County Chronicle.