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