Man thrown from Jeep; airlifted from Gantt

Published 7:49 pm Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A local man was severely injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night just outside the Gantt Town Limits.

Gantt Police Chief Wesley Snodgrass said the wreck occurred in the Gantt police jurisdiction, but was worked by state troopers.

Corporal Jesse Thornton, public information officer for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, said troopers worked the crash, where the driver, Rory Odom was injured.

Thornton said Odom was driving a 2013 Jeep.

Thornton said he had no idea the extent of Odom’s injuries, and that the report wasn’t ready.

Sources close to the family said Odom was severely injured, and is at Baptist South in Montgomery.

Gantt Fire Chief Doug Noon said his department was dispatched at roughly 7:30 p.m., and spent several hours working the scene.

“We were back in service around 10:09,” he said. “One of our captains witnessed the wreck and called it in. We heard it on the radio and were able to be out the door within a minute of being paged.”