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A two-vehicle accident with reported entrapment occurred Wednesday in Estill Springs which resulted in one injured motorist being transported by an A&E Emergency Services ALS ambulance to Tennova Health Care-Harton in Tullahoma.

The accident occurred about 9:40 a.m. on Highway 41A in front of the Factory Furniture Outdoor store in Estill Springs.

According to Estill Springs Police Chief Matt Baker, the collision occurred when a Ford Ranger, which was being driven by Peyton Mims of Lynchburg, was turning onto the highway when she drove into the path of a Ford F-500 truck operated by Decherd resident Lori Beauvais.

Though it was initially reported that at least one accident victim was possibly pinned in a vehicle, first responders were able to treat and transport the injured motorist without delay as officers secured and protected the scene and provided traffic control.

Paramedic EMS Consultant Nita Jernigan was nearby when the accident occurred and provided emergency medical assistance to the injured motorist.

The identity of the motorist transported by ambulance could not be confirmed at the time of writing.

Responding agencies included the Estill Springs Police Department, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, the Estill Springs Volunteer Fire Department, A&E Emergency Services, and the Decherd Fire Department.

Two Manchester police officers also responded to the scene as they were in the immediate area on unrelated official business shortly after the collision occurred.