Blue Day, a county commissioner and former constable in Scott County’s 1st District, surveys the badly-mangled wreckage on S.R. 63 in the Fairview community Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (Kimber Richmond/IH)

HUNTSVILLE — For the second time in as many Mondays, a serious lunch-hour accident along a stretch of S.R. 63 east of here snarled traffic this week.

The two-vehicle crash involved a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle, the latter of which was virtually destroyed after striking the truck. The accident occurred shortly after 12 p.m., in front of DJ’s Pitstop just west of the Norma Road intersection.

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[s2If current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)]The vehicle’s driver, identified as Ethan Burress, was initially trapped in the wreckage. Scott County Rescue Squad was dispatched to the crash site, along with Scott County Ambulance Service and law enforcement personnel.

Witnesses described the sound of the grinding impact as that of an explosion.

Burress was airlifted by Lifestar from a makeshift landing zone at the nearby Fairview School football field to University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the accident, but its cause was not immediately released.

Exactly one week earlier, a Campbell County man — David K. Tackett, 41 — was killed when his pickup truck collided with another pickup near the Scenic Hills subdivision just over a mile west of this week’s crash. Three other people were injured in last week’s accident.[/s2If]