Jefferson City TN Oct 16 2017 Carson-Newman University has set up a benevolent fund to help a security guard who was injured last weekend when a speeding SUV hit the vehicle he was in.
Security Guard Lucas Trent and Jefferson City Police Sgt. Scott Winstead were involved in the crash and airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Trent is now recovering.
“He’s doing real well,” said Boyd Hodges, deputy director of security for Carson-Newman. “He’s very sore.”
Carson-Newman is asking for donations to help with medical expenses for the security guard.
The officers were in a cruiser when the SUV ran a red light and struck their vehicle, officials said.
The car burst into flames and students rushed to their aid, using fire extinguishers to put out the flames. Students were able to get the officers out.
Brittany Brown, 27, was ejected from the SUV and died at the scene of the crash. Kelly L. Livesay, 35, survived the crash.
An investigation is ongoing on the incident.
Anyone wishing to donate money for Trent can mail to Carson-Newman University, Department of Public Safety, 2130 Branner Avenue, Jefferson City, TN 37760.
You can also drop off a donation in person at the Department of Public Safety, Carson-Newman University, 2209 Branner Avenue, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Online donations can be made at www.cn.edu.lucas.