Monteagle Man Dies In Crash

Crash scene after a Monteagle man loses his life

A 24-year-old Monteagle man was killed when his vehicle collided with a tree Saturday night.
According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Tommy Lyles, a 2002 Nissan Frontier pickup truck that had been reported stolen in Monteagle was traveling along Highway 156.  The driver, David L. Smith of Sam Sargent Road in Monteagle, lost control of the vehicle. The trooper’s report states that the truck went off the right side of the roadway and Smith overcorrected. He then went across the road and the truck struck a tree, ejecting him. The pickup then caught fire. Franklin County Deputy Sheriff Cpl Chuck Stines assisted at the scene.