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T-Storm tears through county over weekend
Snake bite hospitalizes local woman
Young boy run over by car in Sunday tragedy


T-Storm tears through county over weekend

Becky Meredith/OCN staff

The storm that blew through the Upper Cumberland region Saturday night into Sunday morning left its signature. The home of Bill and Faye Davis on Windle Street saw the storm’s fierceness firsthand when a big branch of a maple tree in their back yard broke and fell onto the roof. The two were already awake from the storm and drinking coffee when they heard the crash. Although the noise scared them pretty bad, they didn’t think the home sustained much damage. They wouldn’t be able to find out how much damage the home received until one of the local tree services could remove the branch.

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Snake bite hospitalizes local woman

Rhonda McCoin, of Highland Mountain Road, was rushed to the emergency room of Livingston Regional Hospital on Friday evening after she sustained a snake bite.

Her husband, Danny, took her to the hospital, where she was kept two nights for observation.

She was reportedly walking in her driveway when the snake bit her on the ankle.

The snake escaped but was thought to be a copperhead because of her reaction to the wound.


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Young boy run over by car in Sunday tragedy

A young boy in the Rickman area was severely injured on Sunday afternoon, May 11 while playing in a vehicle at his family’s residence on Rickman-Monterey Highway.

According to reports from Overton County Sheriff’s Department, the car the boy was playing in began to roll, so he tried to exit.

“He apparently got caught by the car and was drug a short distance,” Lt. Keith Smith said. “The car then ran over the juvenile.

“The car continued to roll across the parking lot of West Overton Utility District. The juvenile was released from underneath the car when it crossed the parking lot curb,” Lt. Smith read from the report.

The victim, Daniel Moore, fourth grade student at Rickman Elementary School, was transported to Rickman Fire Department, where LifeForce picked him up and transported him to Erlanger Medical Center.

His age is unconfirmed.

“Eleven’s what I heard, but I can’t confirm that because it doesn’t say in the report,” Lt. Smith said.

Officer John Hunter investigated the incident.

At last report, Daniel was in critical condition at Erlanger. No details of his injuries have been given.

He is the son of Jim and Anna Marie Moore of Rickman.



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