Driver, 18, rescued after vehicle crashes into ravine - WKRN News 2

Driver, 18, rescued after vehicle crashes into ravine

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An 18-year-old Franklin man was trapped in his car for over two hours early Monday morning after his vehicle crashed down a ravine along the Harpeth River in Williamson County.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Harrison Enkema was traveling southbound in the 400 block of Cotton Lane when he lost control of his car, overcorrected and ran off the road.

The car went airborne, struck a tree and overturned.

It took authorities two and a half hours to free Enkema.

He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville with serious injuries but is expected to survive.

Neighbors told News 2 they heard screeching tires followed by a loud "boom" around 4 a.m.  They said the driver was conscious when they first arrived to the scene but seemed disoriented.

According to initial reports, Enkema said something to officials about his sister.  They searched the land and water nearby, but concluded Enkema was alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Cotton Lane was shutdown in both directions while crews cleared the scene.

When released from the hospital, Enkema will be charged with DUI and reckless driving.

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