A two vehicle accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon around 2:30pm. A dump truck rear ended a Toyota Corolla that had stopped to make a left turn on Hwy 41 (Hillsboro Hwy) near the Coffee County Industrial Park. After the impact the dump truck clipped a utility pole knocking it completely out of the ground. The truck then traveled across a yard and crashed into a brick home at 4145 Hillsboro Hwy.
55 year-old Cathy Burr of Guntersville, Al, the driver of the 2005 Toyota Corolla and 36 year-old Eric Linder of McMinnville, TN, driver of the 2006 Mack dump truck suffered injuries. Burr was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center and Linder was transported to Medical Center of Manchester by Coffee County EMS.
The car involved in the accident was totaled and the dump truck received heavy damage. The home was damaged on the outside and inside the residence.
Duck River Electric responded to the scene to replace the pole and return power to the area. Manchester Police helped out the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department with traffic control. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was in charge of the scene.
Linder was charged with following to close and not wearing a seatbelt.