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Two airlifted
Viola wreck airlift
Viola residents Tammy Murphy, 46, and Thomas Meadows, 18, were airlifted from an old softball field in Viola after a head-on collision on Mt. Zion Road.

Two Viola residents were airlifted after a head-on collision Thursday morning.

Tammy Murphy, 46, was traveling northbound in a Nissan Titan on Mt. Zion Road, while Thomas Meadows, 18, was driving a Ford F150 outbound when both vehicles crossed the center line for unknown reasons, hitting head on.

The impact caused the Ford F150 to flip over the bridge on Mt. Zion Road and land upside down in the creek bed.

Highway Patrol officer Wade Myers responded to the wreck with injury call just before 11 a.m. When he arrived, both vehicles were off road beneath the bridge. Two Life Force helicopters landed in an old softball field nearby.

“Both of the drivers were airlifted with Meadows being transported to Erlanger and Murphy to Vanderbilt,” said Myers. “After speaking with the driver, Thomas Meadows, he said both vehicles had crossed over the line. Neither drivers were wearing their seatbelts.”