Tanker falls on car during Clarksville crash, trapping woman inside

(Courtesy: Clarksville Police Department)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Rescue crews worked to free a woman from her car Monday after a tanker fell on top of it during a crash.

Clarksville police said the accident happened just before 2 p.m. at Dunbar Cave Road and Warfield Boulevard.

The cause of the crash remains unknown, but the impact trapped a driver inside her sedan.

(Courtesy: Clarksville Police Department)
(Courtesy: Clarksville Police Department)

Kaylynn Ramlow, the driver of the car, and Ernest Exum, the driver of the tanker truck, were both injured. Ramlow is reported in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Exum was treated and released at Tennova Hospital.

EMA Deputy Director Ed Baggett, who was at the scene, did not believe hazardous material played a factor in the rescue.

“We believe the side tanks were just carrying water and the main tank was empty,” stated Baggett.

Dunbar Cave Road will be closed at Warfield Boulevard on Tuesday between 10 a.m. and Noon while crews reconstruct the crash.

Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to contact Traffic Crash Investigator Jennifer Szczerbiak at 931-648-0656, ext. 5476.