Baxter Man Airlifted After Motorcycle Crash

A 60 year old man operating a motorcycle was airlifted after a crash on State Highway 141 in the Wolf Creek area of DeKalb County Sunday afternoon.
Trooper Bobby Johnson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that Donald Leftwich of Baxter was traveling east on a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he lost control in a curve, went off the right side of the road, and crashed.
Leftwich was treated by DeKalb EMS but later airlifted from near the scene by a helicopter ambulance and flown to Vanderbilt Hospital.
According to Trooper Johnson, alcohol may have been a factor in the crash and charges are pending.
Trooper Johnson was assisted in the investigation by Trooper T.J. Withers of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The Cookeville Highway and Main Stations of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department were also on the scene along with a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department Deputy.

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