Moves In For Closer Look
Monterey Man Killed In Collision
Moon Moves In For
The "super moon" reflects off Dillon Pond in an early
morning last week. The moon appeared brighter in the sky when the
winter solstice began on Wednesday, Dec. 22 because the Earth was
in its closest orbit of the sun, and the moon was in its closest
orbit of the Earth, causing an increase in the reflection of the
sun off the moon. Last week's combination of winter solstice with
Earth and moon in their closest orbits was the first in 133 years,
and will not occur again for another 100 years. (photo by Darren
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Monterey Man Killed
A Monterey man was killed in a two-vehicle collision
on Highway 84 last week.
According to reports, Clarence K. Odle, 24, of Monterey, was driving
a 1983 Thunderbird north on Highway 84 around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 22, when, approximately eight miles south of Livingston, the
car apparently crossed the center line and collided with a one and
a half ton 1984 GMC truck driven by Bill G. Burks, 34, of Livingston.
The truck was hauling building materials.
Clarence Odle died at the scene. A passenger in the Thunderbird,
Mary Odle, 19, was injured in the collision. Burks also sustained
The collision is still under investigation. The crash was investigated
at the scene by Trooper Jimmy King, Trooper James Sells, and Sgt.
Ted Swafford of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Overton County News
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