TOP PHOTO: First Responders with the Jellico Rescue Squad were among the many agencies assisting in this Friday morning rollover wreck.

TOP PHOTO: A medical helicopter is making its approach to land on I-75 Friday morning to transport a patient to a Knoxville hospital.

JELLICO, TN (WLAF) – Everyone involved in Friday’s rollover RV accident on I-75 in Campbell County is recovering. “Yesterday we had a serious accident on the way to a concert in North Carolina. Everyone that was on the bus is recovering from their injuries,” said country music star John Michael Montgomery on his Facebook page this evening.

Montgomery was a passenger in the 2001 Prevost Featherlite RV that was headed south on I-75 here in Campbell County late Friday morning and wrecked 11-miles south of Jellico. According to the report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the RV veered off the interstate, struck an embankment and overturned.

Two other men onboard also suffered injuries. “I am grateful to the medics and highway patrol for their quick response to this difficult situation. Thanks to everyone for their concerns,” said Montgomery in his FB post.

John Michael Montgomery performing at The Pentagon in mid-June 2003. Montgomery and his brother Eddie formed the country music duo of Montgomery Gentry. He has had more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, of which seven have reached number one.

Montgomery, 57 of Nicholasville, Kentucky, added, “Despite some cuts and broken ribs, I am doing well. I will take some time over the next couple of weeks to heal and be back on the road soon.”

The southbound lanes of the interstate were shutdown as soon as officers arrived on the scene after the call came in to Central Dispatch at 11:15am. A medical helicopter landed on the interstate flying out one of the injured men. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/10/2022-9PM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF EMA DIRECTOR JAY MUNCY)

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