Rescuers had to extricate the male driver of a car that rolled down a drop-off alongside Oliver Springs Highway and hit a large tree Tuesday morning, and the man was in stable condition with minor injuries, authorities said.
The single-vehicle crash was reported at about 6:50 a.m. Tuesday on Oliver Springs Highway near Bill Key Lane.
The Ford Taurus was headed toward Oliver Springs when it rolled a few times down a 10- to 15-foot drop-off alongside the highway, said Stephanie Fox, assistant chief of the Marlow Volunteer Fire Department. The car stopped when it hit a large tree, she said.
Fox said rescuers had to use tools to open the driver’s door. She said the man was taken by an Anderson County Emergency Medical Services ambulance to Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Besides the Marlow Fire Department and Anderson County EMS, the Anderson County Rescue Squad, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, and Tennessee Highway Patrol also responded.
More information will be added as it becomes available.