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Patient airlifted from Midtown crash site

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By Damon Lawrence

Lifestar medical helicopter made an emergency landing on Roane State Hwy. in Midtown Friday morning in response to three-car chain-reaction wreck at the intersection of Ruritan Road.

A patient was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment of injuries from the crash. Neither the person’s identity nor the extent of injuries were known at press time.

According to reports, a green SUV and GMC Terrain were stopped at the traffic light when a Toyota Tundra crashed into the back of the green SUV.

Trooper Gary Snow of the Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the accident. He said the Toyota Tundra sideswiped another car right before it crashed into the back of the green SUV.

Snow said James Britton was the driver of the Tundra.

Britton had a Rockwood address.

Roane County law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to the scene.