Violent Crash on Mountain Parkway Injures Two

A couple continues to recover Wednesday night after a violent crash on the Mountain Parkway.

According to drivers who witnessed this afternoon's crash in Powell County, the driver lost control of his pickup truck. EMS crews had to use the jaws of life to cut the couple out of their vehicle. Jimmy Dale Barnett and Marenda Barnett were taken to the hospital by helicopter. Hospital officials tell 27NEWSFIRST that Jimmy Barnett is listed in critical condition.

The driver directly behind the couple's truck says he didn't know what was going on because it happened so quickly.

That pickup truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash. But hundreds of drivers were stranded on the parkway for more than 2 hours while police investigated the incident.

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