VARNELL, Ga. — A Coahulla Creek High School student was airlifted to Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga Tuesday morning after a two-vehicle wreck near the school but suffered no major injuries, according to her father.
Emily Stephens, 17, a junior at Coahulla Creek, was unconscious when first responders arrived at the scene of the wreck at the intersection of Crow Road and State Route 2. She was stable when she arrived at Erlanger, where she was evaluated and released later on Tuesday. The car she was driving was hit by an 18-wheel gravel truck.
"We are beyond thankful for all the first responders who treated her on the scene and for the Coahulla Creek staff and Whitfield County Schools central office who traveled to the hospital to check on her," said her father, Chris Stephens. "So many people were praying as news spread, and my wife Tammy and I believe that played a huge part in such a miraculous recovery."
The wreck happened around 7:50 a.m., according to a Whitfield County 911 dispatcher. No one else was taken to a hospital, according to the dispatcher.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating. A public information officer said Tuesday afternoon he did not information on the wreck.