New Details Released In Lawmaker’s Car Crash

( New details have reportedly been released in State Representative Ron Grant’s car crash. The Tennessee state representative was airlifted to Regional One Health in Memphis after a car crash left him severely injured on Wednesday, October 5. Grant is reportedly in the intensive care unit.

“Ron is in intensive care in stable condition,” a spokesperson for Grant said on Facebook. “He has had two successful surgeries to repair his left and right arms and shattered left hip. He is still waiting to know if the left leg and knee need an operation. The broken sternum and ribs will heal on their own. The second CAT scan showed no increased brain trauma or swelling, the damaged spleen and bruised intestines are not causing major concern.”

The accident occurred on Highway 18 south Wednesday evening when a car cross over a lane, resulting in a head-on collision, according to authorities. The driver of the other vehicle, 42-year-old Marcus Cheairs, was pronounced dead at the scene.

In an update, a Grant spokesperson said that Grant was doing well, but the road to recovery will be long, adding that Grant mourns the loss of the other driver.

“He has a long road to recovery with the injuries that he sustained, but is thankful to just be alive. He is in good spirits surrounded by family and friends. He mourns the loss of the other party involved in the accident and ask for everyone to pray for them during this time.”

His team has also thanked the nurses, surgeons and doctors at the ICU for their “critical and exceptional care” that they have provided him with during this time, adding that Grant thanks everyone who has encouraged him and sent their support.

Grant is a Republican that has reportedly represented District 94, Fayette, McNairy, and part of Hardeman Counties since 2016.