One Transported In Christmas Eve Rollover Near Springfield
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – One person was hospitalized after a pickup truck with two onboard left the roadway and flipped on Highway 161 near Springfield Christmas Eve.
The crash occurred around 9 pm on Hwy 161 near the Hwy 431 intersection just outside Springfield city limits. LOCATION OF CRASH
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Officials at the scene tell Smokey Barn News that one person was transported to TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, no further details were available.
UPDATE: According to the THP’s preliminary report, Christopher Sean Rocha, 47, of Bon Aqua TN, driving a 2018 Chevy Silverado, was traveling west on Highway 161 when he ran off the road (right) into an embankment and overturned. Rocha (pending the outcome of the investigation) was charged with DUI 1st and Possession of a Handgun Under the Influence. A passenger, now identified as Peter Thomas Worden, 49, of Seattle WA, (pending the outcome of the investigation) was charged with Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.
Both Rocha and Worden were transported to the Robertson County Detention Facility in Springfield. Rocha’s bond was set at $6.000. A bond amount for Worden was not listed. Both have been released.
North Robertson Fire & Rescue, the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, Robertson County EMS, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol all responded to the scene.
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