Three people, including an infant, were injured last week in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports Joshua D. Tuttle, 32, of Crossville, was traveling west in the area of mile marker 311 in a 1992 Chevy S-10 pickup truck at a high rate of speed when he swerved to avoid a vehicle that had slowed for a deer crossing the interstate.
According to the report, the vehicle left the interstate on the right shoulder of the roadway and went airborne across the ditch. The vehicle traveled into the woods and struck a tree head on.
The car turned over, ejecting both the driver and the adult passenger, Tonia M. Campbell, 26, of Crossville, through the windshield. Tuttle was pinned under the front of the vehicle.
A 4-month old infant was also in the vehicle and reportedly injured in the crash.
The driver and passengers were all transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center by air ambulance.
The accident remains under investigation. According to the report, charges in the crash are pending.
Trooper Al Seitner investigated the crash with assistance from Sgt. Ronnie Simmons, Trooper Bobby Barker and Critical Incident Response Team member Sgt. John McFarland.