(T-G Photo by David Melson)
Laynie Laginess, 31, of Proctorville, Ohio was briefly pinned in her Ford Ranger pickup truck after it was struck in the driver's door, Lt. Trey Clanton of the Shelbyville Police Department said.
Laginess was in critical condition Monday afternoon at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville after undergoing an operation, Clanton said. She was airlifted directly to Vanderbilt from a field next to the crash site.
Arriving rescue personnel radioed Laginess was "unresponsive" and some feared she had been killed.
Laginess, whose truck is registered to a Belfast address, was northbound on Fairfield Pike and pulled in front of another Ranger being driven eastbound on the bypass by an intoxicated Timothy Snoddy, 36, of Clarksville, Clanton said.
Snoddy, who was sitting in the rear seat of a patrol crash with his head in his hands saying he couldn't believe what happened, was charged with third offense DUI and driving on a revoked license, police said.
He admitted having consumed "three or four beers" to officer David Dye, who said in his report Snoddy smelled of alcohol, and had glassy, bloodshot eyes.
Snoddy was checked at Heritage Medical Center and taken to Bedford County Jail, police said.