Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cookeville College Student Hurt In Wreck

A young Putnam County woman was seriously injured in a wreck in southeast Tennessee on Thursday. The highway patrol says 18-year-old Anna Sums of Cookeville was airlifted from the accident scene to Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga, where she was listed in stable condition. Sums is a student at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, which is in Franklin County. She was a passenger in a car that was involved in a wreck with an 18-wheeler. The THP says two people died in that wreck, and two others were injured. The students were reportedly traveling east on Missouri Avenue in Sewanee, when they crossed U.S. Highway 41 into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer.Sewanee Police Chief Robert White said the students were traveling to crew practice at Lake Dimmick about 6 a.m. when the accident happened.