Two Area Crashes Result In Two Deaths

fatal_accidentThe driver of a tractor trailer was struck by a car on Interstate 24 after he crashed his own truck on the opposite side of the highway.
The accident happened just outside Manchester in Coffee County early Sunday morning at 5:20 a.m.
According to a traffic report, 27-year-old Phillip Toombs of Beechgrove, TN was driving a semi when he crashed in the eastbound lanes.
Toombs got out of his truck and walked through the median into westbound lanes where he was struck by a 2008 Trailblazer driven by Gregory W Shannon age 36 of Manchester, TN.
Toombs was pronounced dead on the scene.

A single vehicle crash in Grundy County on Friday took the life of a Sewanee, TN woman. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol this was the first death for the Labor Day weekend in 2014 on a Tennessee roadway.
On Friday night around 6 p.m., a Nissan Maxima driven by Travis Johnson, 35, of Tracy City was traveling north on State Highway 56 at a high speed, according to a THP accident report. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree, which caused the car to flip several times.
Johnson, was injured and passenger Karen Scott, of Sewanee, was pronounced dead on the scene after being ejected from the vehicle.
Johnson and Scott were not wearing seat belts, which officers believed might have prevented the fatality.