Two Brown County residents were taken to hospitals — one in a helicopter — after a head-on crash on Greasy Creek Road last night.
The helicopter was called for Sydney G. Miller, 17, of State Road 46 East, who sustained head and leg injuries, according to an accident report by Deputy Colton Magner.
At about 5:20 p.m., Miller was southbound on Greasy Creek Road in the 2100 block. Tire marks indicated that she lost control of her vehicle before colliding with a northbound truck driven by John R. Rodgers, 41, of Oak Grove Road, the report said.
A witness in a driveway reported that Miller’s Buick LeSabre was going 40 to 45 miles per hour, but both vehicles were in their respective lanes. The witness said he heard tires skidding as Miller’s car crossed into the northbound lane, and the rear of the vehicle rotated counterclockwise before impact. Rodgers tried to turn to avoid a collision, the witness said.
Miller was taken by ambulance to the helicopter, which landed at the southeast corner of the Greasy Creek-Creamer Road intersection.
Rodger was taken to a hospital by ambulance for a cut on his ear and a possible concussion, the report said. Magner wrote that he was unable to speak to either driver because of their injuries.
Both vehicles were towed.
Miller was not wearing a seat belt, but the airbag in her vehicle deployed. It is unknown if Rodgers was wearing his seat belt, the accident report said.
The Nashville Police Department and Brown County (Nashville) Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.