Driver injured in officer-involved shooting after crash in Robertson County

(Fox 17 News)


The TBI has identified a man shot by a trooper in Robertson County and has confirmed the man was armed. Click here for the latest story.


The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a trooper shot at one person following a crash near Cross Plains, Tennessee on Tuesday night.

The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. near I-65 and Hwy 25 in Robertson County. According to the TBI, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop at the exit.

During the traffic stop, the TBI said another vehicle came up the exit ramp at a high rate of speed and struck a tractor trailer while turning left onto Hwy 25.

The force of the collision knocked the tractor trailer off the road, and the vehicle went down an embankment yards away from the trooper.

The driver got out of the car, and the trooper went over to him to see if he was okay. At some point during an exchange. the TBI said the trooper fired an unknown number of shots the the driver. The driver was LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and their condition is unknown.

The THP trooper was not injured. The TBI cannot confirm if the driver was armed and cannot identify the injured driver at this time.

Law enforcement officials gave no additional information about the shooting or the people involved.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with the latest information available.

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