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Bypass crash seriously injures Ohio woman

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Laynie Laginess of Ohio was pinned in the truck at left after the truck driven by Timothy Snoddy of Clarksville struck its driver's side door on 437 Bypass at Fairfield Pike intersection late Sunday night, police said.
(T-G Photo by David Melson)
Yet another crash at the dangerous 437 Bypass-Fairfield Pike intersection left an Ohio woman seriously injured late Sunday night.

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.

Critical condition

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.

DUI suspect

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.