CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -

A man is in the hospital after he was nearly crushed by a truck.

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes tells us it happened around 4:30 Friday afternoon in the Stoney Creek community.

Mathes says a 52-year-old man was working on his truck, which was sitting in a flatbed trailer, when the truck slipped and fell on him.

The man was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Sheriff Mathes says the incident is being investigated as an accident.