WCSD Press Release | Jul 1, 2016 | - Around 11 a.m. July 1, 2016, sheriff deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle wreck between I-75’s mile points 12 and 13 near Williamsburg. Upon arrival, a black Pontiac was located on its top in the median.
The driver, Amanda R. Widener, 27, of Williamsburg was travelling northbound and swerved to avoid a tire that had come off of a commercial vehicle. Widener’s vehicle crossed the median, overturned and came to rest atop the cable barrier along the southbound side of I-75.
Widener was the vehicle’s only occupant. She was wearing a seatbelt and had to be extricated from the vehicle by members of the Williamsburg Fire Department and Goldbug Fire Department. Whitley County EMS and Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement also responded to the scene.
All four lanes of I-75 were shut down so Air Evac could land a helicopter on the interstate. Widener was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. As of 4 p.m. hospital staff reported that Widener was in stable condition.
Please join the sheriff’s department by keeping her in your thoughts or prayers. Also, the sheriff’s department appreciates everybody who helped spread the word about the closure and congestion of I-75.