Marisa Anders | Claiborne Progress
A two-vehicle crash on March 12 resulted in one man being ejected from his vehicle. According to law enforcement officials at the scene, a white Ford F-150 driven by Matthew Scott Brooks was traveling west on Cedar Fork Road in Tazewell when a red Ford Explorer that was making a left turn from Cedar Fork Road onto Hester Lane allegedly pulled into the path of the truck. The driver of the Explorer, Justin Cannon, was on his way to work at DTR said witnesses. Both vehicles ended up in a field at the intersection. Cannon was ejected from his vehicle, apparently through the passenger side windshield. There were no passengers in his vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to officials. Cannon was later flown out by UT Lifestar to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. He had been discharged as of press time. Brooks and two others in his vehicle, a woman and small child in a child restraint seat were properly restrained with seat belts and were not injured, said officials. Chief Mark Lamb and Officer Ronnie Maness of the Tazewell Police Department are in charge of the investigation. No charges had been filed as of press time. The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department and Claiborne County EMS also responded to the scene.