NEW DETAILS: Driver airlifted after Chuckey crash charged with DUI

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CHUCKEY, Tenn. (WJHL) – UPDATE – A driver has been charged after a single-vehicle crash on Horton Highway Sunday evening.

According to a crash report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Larry Brown, 62, of Greeneville, TN, is being charged with a DUI.

Brown is also being charged with failure to exercise due care, not wearing his seatbelt and open container.

The report says Brown was driving south on Horton Hwy just after 7 p.m. when his vehicle ran off the right side of the road and into a ditch.

The report says Brown lost control, and the vehicle flipped because of the embankment.

Brown was airlifted to Holston Valley ER for treatment of serious injuries.

Stay tuned with News Channel 11 on-air and online for updates.

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The Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department says a driver was airlifted to Holston Valley Medical Center with life-threatening injuries following a single-vehicle crash Sunday evening in Chuckey.

We’re told the crash happened in the 16000 block of Horton Highway. Crews arrived on scene just after 7:15 p.m.

Courtesy: Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department

The driver was alone in the car.

The road has reopened following the crash.

We’re told the Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating. We’ve reached out to them for more information.

Courtesy: Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department

This is a developing story. Stay with News Channel 11 for updates.

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