Two women were transported by air to Vanderbilt Hospital early Thursday morning, December 17, after their vehicle nosedived into a creekbed on Highway 10 South.
Trooper Danny Fisher was the official investigator and he was notified about the one vehicle wreck around 5:30 a.m.
According to Trooper Fisher, 54-year-old Lisa Ann Newberry, of Red Boiling Springs, was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi on Highway 10 South when she attempted to pass two vehicles. “In the process of passing in the other lane, she saw a car coming at her and she swerved back to the right,” said Fisher. “She ran off the road, jumped a driveway, and nosedived into a creekbed, with the vehicle landing on the passenger’s side.”
The passenger was 42-year-old Anita Ann McMurtry, of Lafayette.
Vanderbilt Hospital was contacted by phone on Monday morning, December 21, and a spokesperson stated that Lisa Newberry was released last week and Anita McMurtry is still hospitalized and is listed in stable condition.
Those responding to the scene were the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County Sheriffs Office, Macon County EMS, Rescue Squad and the Macon County Chronicle.