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Morrison Viola Road wreck1
Emergency personnel work to extricate Morrison resident Jacob Sippola from the wreckage of his 1997 Nissan Frontier.
A Monday afternoon crash involving two pickups resulted in two Morrison residents being airlifted from the scene by LifeForce helicopter. The 1997 trucks, a Toyota Tacoma and a Nissan Frontier, collided at the intersection of Morrison-Viola Road (State Route 287 or locally called Five Mile Road) and Beacon Light Road at approximately 2 p.m. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol officer Wade Myers, the driver of the Toyota, Arry Jack Youngblood, 78, was traveling eastbound on Beacon Light Road. He failed to stop at the intersection of Morrison-Viola Road and pulled into the path of the Nissan driven by Jacob Sippola, 75, who was traveling northbound toward Morrison School.