TBI: Crash leads to officer-involved shooting in Cumberland County

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Authorities are investigating a reported officer-involved shooting in Cumberland County.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says at around 2:30 p.m. troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol tried to stop someone driving along Interstate 40 in Cumberland County. The driver was the subject of a BOLO out of Kentucky. The man refused to stop, ensuing a pursuit.

The driver took Exit 329 and went into a nearby field. He then reportedly got back on the road and tried to get back on the interstate.

While attempting to get back on the interstate, he hit a Cumberland County deputy’s vehicle head-on, injuring the deputy.

The suspect’s car left the roadway and traveled down an embankment. As authorities approached the car, the situation escalated and, for reasons still under investigation, a trooper fired shots, hitting the suspect. The suspect was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment.

The Cumberland County deputy who was injured in the crash was also airlifted to a local hospital for treatment.

No other information was immediately available.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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