Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 8, 2013

Woman killed in single-vehicle crash

By Gary Nelson
Senior staff writer

CROSSVILLE — One woman was killed Monday morning after she was ejected from her vehicle during a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 near the 310 mile marker.

Faye Wilson, 70, of Crossville, was westbound on I-40 when she lost control of her vehicle while attempting to pass another vehicle, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Roark.

Wilson over-corrected after losing control of the vehicle and left the right side of the roadway, striking an embankment, causing the vehicle to become airborne and flip several times, according to Roark.

Roark also reported Wilson was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected through the back windshield of the Buick Park Avenue she was driving.

Crossville Fire Department's emergency responders were also paged to the scene for mutual aid, according to Crossville Fire Chief Mike Turner.

Turner said fire personnel accompanied Wilson with Cumberland County EMS and attempted CPR and other life saving measures until her arrival at CMC; however, the victim was deceased.

THP troopers Roark and Jack Alderman investigated the accident.