Woman critically injured in crash involving motor home, dump truck in Columbia

(Photo: WKRN)

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman was critically injured in a crash between a motor home and dump truck in Maury County Thursday morning.

It happened on the busy, two-lane road Bear Creek Pike just off Interstate 65 around 6 a.m.

The intersection has a notorious past according to Mark Blackwood, the director of the Office of Emergency Management.

“This particular intersection is extremely dangerous. We experience a lot of crashes at this intersection. It’s been deemed unsafe,” Blackwood told News 2.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

The woman, who was in the passenger’s seat, was trapped inside the motor home after it collided head-on with the dump truck.

She was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. An update on her condition wasn’t immediately known.

The fuel tank of the dump truck ruptured in the crash, as well as the sewage tank of the motor home. Officials worked to clean up both the chemical and hazardous waste from the crash site.

The drivers of both vehicles were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

The roadway was closed for several hours and reopened around 11:30 a.m.

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