An early morning traffic accident took the life of an Estill Springs man. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrolman Duane Stevens, Tracy Hedge, 45, of Old Tullahoma Road, Estill Springs was driving a 2009 Hyundai along Highway 130 when he apparently lost control of his vehicle in a curve near the intersection of Eastbrook Road. According to the trooper’s report, Hedge’s vehicle left the road went down an embankment and finally came to rest against several trees. The rescue truck from the Winchester Fire Department was summoned but the Jaws of Life was not needed to extract Hedge from the vehicle. Deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s department assisted the trooper at the crash scene.