A car crossed the Interstate 40 median and ended up underneath a tractor trailer Thursday morning in Wilson County, causing significant traffic delays, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Trooper William Bennett said a 2001 Chrysler Sebring driven by Brian Haston, 21, of Cookeville, was traveling westbound on I-40, while a 2011 Freightliner tractor trailer hauling dry goods was traveling eastbound on I-40 at about 6:43 a.m.
According to witnesses, Haston's car "traveled across the median and ran underneath the edge of the trailer and came to rest in the eastbound lanes." While the truck came to rest on the right hand shoulder of the roadway.
The driver of the truck, Patrick Cole, of Raeford, N.C., was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Haston, who was not wearing a seat belt, was seriously injured and taken by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt Medical Center. A hospital employee said Haston was listed in critical condition.
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