Car Accident-Five teens survive

FIVE TEENAGERS ESCAPE ALIVE – An accident on the McLemoresville Road near McLemoresville injured five teenagers Friday night. The 2004 Nissan truck that was completely demolished also caught on fire.

A single vehicle accident near McLemoresville on McLemoresville Road Friday night injured five teenagers about 7:30 p.m.

Zach Edge, 19, of McKenzie was the only adult among the five, according to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The other four, whose names were withheld, were juveniles. One was from McKenzie and the other three were from Huntingdon.

The driver of the 2004 Nissan Titan truck was from Huntingdon.

According to reports, two were flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center and three were taken to Baptist Hospital of Huntingdon. The status of their conditions was not known at presstime.

According to a Facebook posting, one of the girls suffered a broken pelvic bone in four places, both clavicles were fractured and she sustained a large gash on her face.

According to the trooper’s report, the truck was traveling in a northerly direction on McLemoresville Road when it exited off the right side of the roadway and entered a ditch. The vehicle traveled through the ditch and into a small field. After traveling through the field, the truck went airborne and impacted a tree.

All the occupants managed to exit the vehicle as it burst into flames. Edge, who was wearing his seatbelt, is credited with assisting the others getting out, according to a Facebook posting.

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