By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to WBBJ TV, Jerry Oliver has been identified as the driver, who crashed into the starting area at Jackson Dragway in Jackson, Tennessee on Saturday night. The incident happened at approx. 11:30 pm local time.
He was allegedly lying on the ground next to his messed up vehicle when the authorities arrived. Oliver was life-flighted to Regional One in Memphis, Tennessee.
He was in critical condition as of Sunday morning, according to the story. While we know that he was seriously injured, we do not the extent of the injuries at this time.
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Oliver allegedly crossed a ditch near the end of the drag strip, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office release. He also allegedly hit another vehicle before coming onto the drag strip when two cars were about to go down the track.
He allegedly hit the starting area — which houses the Christmas tree — at a high rate of speed. Oliver has been charged with DUI. In addition, he has been charged with eight counts of aggravated assault.
He was also in violation of the state’s open container law. Track owner Scott Wood told the television station that the track suffered an estimated amount of $3,800 in damages.
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It is not clear if the track will have to shut down for some time until the necessary repairs are made.
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