An accident occurred on Interstate 24 eastbound near mile-marker 121 on Thursday morning just before 10am. According to emergency workers on the scene, it appears a van lost control and went into the median. The driver of the red Saturn car saw the van and was pulling over to apparently assist. An 18-wheeler driven by David Lynn Wright of Illinois was unable to stop in time and rear ended the Saturn causing it to leave the roadway and strike a tree.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the driver of the Saturn, Tracey Michele Hullender age 44 of Villa Ridge, Missouri was killed at the scene. Her passenger, Anthony Craig Hullender, Jr age 20 was injured and transported by Coffee County EMS to Medical Center of Manchester.
Manchester Fire and Rescue, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, Coffee County EMS and the THP responded to the accident.