Upon investigation of the collision by Deputy Brandon Hitch it was found that unit 2 a 1995 Ford F-150 operated by John Smith of Columbia (37) was experiencing some vehicle problems and was moving over to the southbound shoulder of highway. Unit 1 who was also traveling south in a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, was operated by Natalie Bryant (23) failed to slow down and was unable to negotiate around unit 2 striking unit 2 in rear.
Operator of unit 1 was took to TJ Health by Adair EMS and later transferred to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Operator of unit 2 John Smith along with his passengers Sarah Smith and Christopher Keith were transported to TJHealth by Adair EMS where they was treated and released.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Columbia Police Department