Note: This story was updated at 12:30 a.m.
OLIVER SPRINGS—Two drivers were injured and one was picked up by a medical helicopter after a head-on two-vehicle crash on Mahoney Road in Oliver Springs on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
The crash was reported at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday near New Mountain View Baptist Church. Charges are pending against one of the drivers, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The THP said a 1997 Cadillac STS driven by Blake Brakins, 33, of Oak Ridge, was traveling south on Mahoney Road when it crossed over the center line and crashed head-on into a 2016 Ford Fusion traveling north on Mahoney Road and driven by Isabel Cates, 80, of Oliver Springs.
Brakins and Cates were both injured, the THP said. Cates was wearing a seat belt, while Brakins was not, authorities said.
Charges are pending against Brakins, the THP said.
Authorities said Brakins walked about three-quarters of a mile after the crash, and with the help of rescuers, a University of Tennessee Lifestar medical helicopter picked him up in a field about 100 yards east of Johnson Road.
Among the agencies that responded to the crash were the THP, Oliver Springs Police Department, Oliver Springs Fire Department, Marlow Volunteer Fire Department, and Anderson County EMS. Anderson County Rescue Squad was on its way, but was canceled.
The narrow two-lane Mahoney Road was closed near New Mountain View Baptist Church on Thursday afternoon as authorities investigated the crash.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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