By Deidre Wilson
Cory A. Key, Jr. and David W. Tackett, Jr., both 24-year-old Lafayette residents, are listed in stable condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center after being flown to the hospital with injuries following a two-vehicle collision on Wed., Apr. 4.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Red Boiling Springs police officer attempted to stop the 1989 Ford Ranger driven by Key and in which Tackett was a passenger. The vehicle failed to stop and continued to travel down Old Red Boiling Springs Road toward Highway 52.
The report then states that Key’s vehicle went airborne at the intersection of Highways 56 and 52 and sideswiped a 2009 Nissan Xterra driven by Dewayne Cothron, 60, of Lafayette.
Cothron also received injuries and was transported by Macon County Emergency Medical Services to Macon County General Hospital.
A passenger in Cothron’s vehicle, Freddie Perdue, 60, of Lafayette, also received injuries.
Neither of the drivers or passengers were wearing seat belts, according to the THP report.
The crash was investigated by THP Trooper Danny Fisher.
According to the THP, alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, and charges are pending.
The investigation of the crash is ongoing at this time.