CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – A deer struck a car in Caryville Wednesday morning, sending a Jacksboro woman to UT Medical Center by helicopter. See a related story HERE.

According to Caryville Police Chief Freddie Stagnolia, a female from Jacksboro was traveling east on Highway 25W around 8:15 Wednesday morning when her vehicle was struck by a deer around Elkins Road. The deer went inside the vehicle,  according to Stagnolia, who said the driver went off the road into the wood line near Dog Creek Road. 

A Life Star helicopter landed on the four-lane, and the female was transported to UT Medical Center. 

According to Stagnolia, the driver’s name is not being released at this time. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/30/2022-NOONPHOTO COURTESY OF CARYVILLE FIRE CHIEF EDDIE HATMAKER)