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Dramatic rescue
Sparta Hwy wreck - BEST
Lisa Hobbs photo Emergency crews work to extricate a couple trapped after their pickup flipped onto its side Sunday on Sparta Highway. The incident was part of a two-vehicle wreck.
Everyone escaped serious injury Sunday morning after two vehicles collided on Sparta Highway causing one to flip onto its side. “We were both looking and neither one of us saw them,” said Heather Beecham, 28, who was a passenger in a Nissan driven by 35-year-old Jason Yates. According to Highway Patrol trooper Andrew Collier, Yates pulled from Mud Creek Road and into the path of a Dodge Ram traveling inbound on Highway 70S. “Yates actually clipped the other vehicle, causing it flip onto its side,” said Collier.