Rep. Ron Gant survives head-on crash

State Rep. Ron Gant has been flown by helicopter for treatment at a Memphis hospital after the vehicle he was driving was struck in a head-on collision in rural West Tennessee. The other driver died in the crash. Law enforcement officials told colleagues they believed the deceased man was impaired. Tests are pending.

Gant, a Republican, is an insurance agent from Fayette County. He was first elected to the General Assembly in 2016 and serves as assistant majority leader in the House.

UPDATE: Gant was listed in stable condition on Thursday morning and was being prepared for surgery later in the day.


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