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One woman had to be extricated from her mangled vehicle as the result of a two car crash involving four people last Wednesday night on Short Mountain Highway. Trooper Chris Delong of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told the Review that Melisa Petty, 48, was traveling north near the Smithville city limits when the 2007 Nissan Altima she was driving crossed the center line and collided with the southbound 1994 Ford Mustang of Sunshine Martin, 36. Martin’s seven-year-old daughter, who was a passenger in the Mustang, was not seriously injured. Petty and her passenger, her daughter Misty Ferrell, 28, also escaped serious injury. Members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department’s rescue team removed Martin from her car, and she transported to St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital and then to Vanderbilt Medical Center by DeKalb EMS when helicopter ambulances declined the trip due to weather conditions. Trooper Delong said Petty was cited for lack of insurance and failure to exercise due care. The trooper said Petty told him that a dog ran out in front of her vehicle. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.