Tennessee City Fire Captain Ted Presgraves was struck by a van that was passing the scene of a tractor-trailer fire Monday night. Presgraves was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene of the tractor-trailer fire in Hickman County on West Bound I-40 at about 8:48 p.m. to provide mutual aid support to Bucksnort Fire Rescue.
At about 9:39 p.m. a van traveling westbound on the highway struck tanker 522 and hit Presgraves, who was standing at the tanker’s pump panel, the fire department said in a Facebook post.
The van continued on to strike another vehicle. Presgraves was operated on Monday morning to treat his injuries, the fire department said.