Additional information has been released by the Cedar Bluff Police Department regarding that crash that resulted in one person being airlifted from the scene and traffic on Highway 9 being shut down for over an hour on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the report the mishap involved a 2005 Honda Accord being driven by Faith Francine Dawkins of Centre, a 1999 Pontiac Montana Van driven by Sonya Deanne Leonard of Cedar Bluff and a 2016 Toyota Corolla being driven by Stacie Danielle Houghton of Cartersville, Georgia.
According to Cedar Bluff Police, all three vehicles were traveling southbound on Highway 9 toward Cedar Bluff when the vehicle driven by Houghton stopped to make a left hand turn onto County Road 131, the vehicle being driven by Leonard was behind Houghton’s car when the vehicle being driven by Dawkins failed to completely stop and struck Leonard’s vehicle in the rear in turn causing her vehicle to strike the vehicle driven by Houghton.
At that point Dawkins exited the vehicle, leaving it in drive, and collapsing in the middle of the roadway. The vehicle rolled through the shoulder of the road and onto private property where it came to rest against a tree.
Dawkins was airlifted from the scene by LifeForce Helicopter to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga while Leonard was taken by EMS to Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Houghton was listed as being injured on the report.