Driver airlifted after truck strikes house, goes into creek near Surgoinsville

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UPDATE (12:10 p.m., May 8) – No charges will be filed after a man drove into a house off Golden Road in Surgoinsville.

The crash happened Tuesday night about 8:15 p.m.

According to Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson, the 86-year-old man drove into his own mouse, then down a creek embankment.

The sheriff told News Channel 11 the man’s wife found him. He was airlifted to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

ORIGINAL STORY:

One person has been airlifted to a hospital after a pickup truck crashed into a house and went down an embankment. 

It happened around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at 151 Golden Road. 

The Stanley Valley Fire Department says the truck struck a home then went 60 feet down an embankment and into a creek. 

The Hawkins County Multi-Jurisdictional Rope Rescue team was activated. Rescuers from both Hawkins and Hancock County responded to the scene. 

The fire department says the patient was extricated and flown by medical helicopter. The extent of the victim’s injuries is unknown. 

A firefighter on scene said the house sustained minor damage. 

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com. 

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