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Wright airlifted, Petty charged in hit and run
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Angie Meadows photo One person was airlifted and one was charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident in this Sunday afternoon collision on Short Mountain Highway. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Kenny Wright was traveling north on Highway 146 in a 2000 GMC Jimmy, pulling two riding mowers on a utility trailer, when a southbound 1992 Chevy truck driven by Melissa Petty crossed the center line and entered Wright’s lane of travel. Wright reportedly swerved in an attempt to prevent the crash, but Petty’s truck connected with Wright’s trailer.