An Officer is Airlifted to UT Medical Center Following Crash in Jefferson County While Transporting Inmate

A transport officer is airlifted to UT Medical Center after being involved in a crash on I-40 East in Jefferson County while transporting an inmate to the Cocke County Jail.

THP says the officer, 49-year-old Rea Eidson was driving a Dodge Charger when they had to brake to avoid colliding with another vehicle slowing down in front of them that was attempting to avoid a rolling tire in the roadway. She moved into another lane, a Transit Bus crashed into the rear of the Charger, causing it to travel into the median.

The female inmate in the Charger and the driver of the bus were not injured.

The condition of the transport officer has not been released.

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