Driver Airlifted After Semi-Tanker Hauling Milk Overturns (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

A 65 year old man lost control of his semi-tanker truck and overturned in a field off Hickman Road (State Highway 264) near Temperance Hall Sunday afternoon.
James Elliott of Decherd, Tennessee was traveling south when his 2006 Freightliner went off the right side of the highway, tore through a barbed wire fence, and overturned in a pasture coming to rest on its side. Elliott, who was pinned inside the cab of the truck, was hauling a tanker load of milk.
Members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department were summoned to perform extrication services to help get Elliott out of the rig. The Liberty Station also responded.
Elliot was treated at the scene by DeKalb EMS and then airlifted by a helicopter ambulance and flown to Vanderbilt Hospital.
The accident was investigated by Trooper Chris Delong with assistance from Trooper Sean Tramel and Sergeant Billy Prater of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
A DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department Deputy was also on the scene.

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