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Two airlifted following Old Shelbyville Road wreck
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Two people were airlifted Sunday night following the third serious wreck on Old Shelbyville Road in just over a week.
Taken to Erlanger Medical Center aboard LifeForce helicopter were the car’s driver, Grayson Cantrell, 23, and his passenger Desirae Laney, 24.
The pair was injured just after 9 p.m. Sunday when Cantrell lost control of his 2004 Dodge Stratus near Old Shelbyville Road’s intersection with Moore Lane. According to Highway Patrolman Ronnie Simmons, Cantrell had just crested a hill heading westbound, away from McMinnville, in his 2004 Dodge Stratus when he crossed the center line and ran off the southbound shoulder of the road striking a tree head-on.
Cantrell, who was wearing a seatbelt, was trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated from the automobile. His passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. The pair were airlifted in a pair of helicopters and taken to the Chattanooga facility for treatment.
Just four days prior, Yalta Cantrell, 48, suffered serious leg injuries when her Dodge van ran off Old Shelbyville Road near the Moriah Drive intersection hitting a tree. She was also airlifted from the scene.
The Wednesday before, Barry Estes, 36, was seriously injured and had to be airlifted when he ran off the road and flipped his pickup near the Laws Road intersection.