Michie man recovering after wreck

From Staff Reports

A Michie man is at home recovering following an accident last week on Highway 57.

Larry Fugitt, 62, of 399 Ted Damron Road, was evacuated by helicopter last Wednesday after he had an adverse reaction to medicine that led to the  accident.

 Fugitt was traveling westbound on Highway 57 a half mile east of Michie Elementary School when he lost control of his automobile and descended a 20-foot embankment on the left side of the road, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. David Killingsworth.

“He got sick from some medicine that he had taken,” said Fugitt’s daughter, Shelley Fugitt, in a telephone interview Monday. “He’s doing OK, he’s home now.”

As a result of the wreck, Fugitt had no broken bones, just a lot of bruising, she said.

Killingsworth said Fugitt was not wearing his seatbelt.

After wrecking, Fugitt called 911, and the search began.

Because he couldn’t see the road from where he was, he couldn’t tell the dispatchers exactly where he was.

“It took awhile to run all the roads out, and I think it was a first responder who found him,” Killingsworth said.

An Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter transported Fugitt to Jackson Madison County Medical Center, according to Killingsworth. 

The helicopter landed at Michie Elementary School, where the principal and other. 

Michie Principal Lynda Walters, Asst. Principal Mary Greer, and teacher Michelle Bowen directed traffic while Fugitt was loaded.

“We just do what we have to do to keep the students safe,” Walters said.