State trooper injured after tractor trailer rams patrol car

State trooper injured after tractor trailer rams patrol car, flees scene


JACKSBORO (WATE) - A Tennessee state trooper was injured Sunday morning after a tractor trailer struck his patrol car.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Trooper Joe Lindsay was legally parked on the shoulder of I-75 in Campbell County while on the scene of a vehicle fire.

Lindsay was operating the warning lights of his patrol car when a tractor trailer struck both his car and a tow truck helping to clear the accident.

Lindsay suffered a fractured vertebrae in his neck, a fractured rib, and injuries to his arm. He was treated and released from UT Medical Center.

The driver of that tractor trailer, Stewart Snedeker, fled the scene but was arrested by officers with the Campbell County Sheriff's Department at a service station a few miles down the road.

Snedeker is being charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant or drug, multiple counts of reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of a crash with injury, and other charges.

Snedeker is being held in the Campbell County jail.

The incident remains under investigation.

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