Oliver Springs woman injured in rollover accident on Illinois Avenue

North Illinois Avenue Rollover Accident

An Oliver Springs woman was ejected from her car during a single-vehicle accident on North Illinois Avenue on Monday morning. (Photo by Tom Scott)

An Oliver Springs woman was ejected from her car in a single-vehicle rollover accident on North Illinois Avenue on Monday morning, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.

Samantha Henry, 31, was flown by a Lifestar helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville after the 10:05 a.m. accident, said THP Sgt. William Bruce.

Henry was westbound on North Illinois Avenue at Old Batley Road, between Oak Ridge and Oliver Springs, when she swerved onto the shoulder on the right side of the road and then back across the roadway into the median, according to witnesses. Her 2002 Honda Civic rolled twice, ejecting her.

She was not wearing a seat belt, Bruce said.

The cause of the crash has not been determined.

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  • roger j

    i saw this wreck, it was bad. looked like she was flying .

    • http://www.facebook.com/johnhuotari John Huotari

      The THP said speed didn’t appear to be a contributing factor, if you mean she was driving fast.

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