According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Patrick Turner, a van operated by Derrick Bostic, 23, of Avondale, GA, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 24 near mile marker 119 Saturday morning around 11:30 a.m. when the driver lost control.
The van traveled off the left side of the roadway into the median. The trooper’s report states that Bostic attempted to regain control but over corrected, causing the vehicle to go into a spin, over turn and travel back into the roadway into the path of a tractor-trailer.
Michele Ferguson, 53, of Coraopolis, PA, operated that tractor-trailer truck. The tractor then struck Bostic’s vehicle causing moderate damage to both vehicles.
The debris from the vehicles then was struck by a tractor-trailer operated by Richard Danboise, 57, of Port St. Lucie, FL. That debris caused damage to outside tires and rims of the third truck.
The interstate was blocked for a time, but emergency personnel were able to get one lane open for traffic in the eastbound lane.
Bostic and Ferguson were transported by Coffee County Ambulance Service to United Regional Medical Center for treatment. Deputies from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the crash scene.