Two vehicles involved in Tuesday wreck
Early Childhood teacher dies in collision
Boy run over by car still in critical condition
vehicles involved in Tuesday wreck
Becky Meredith/OCN staff
A two-vehicle wreck on the Jamestown Highway Tuesday
afternoon, May 20 had no injuries to those involved; however, one
of the vehicles sustained heavy damage. According to reports, Elliot
Hicks was driving his 1995 Dodge Ram flatbed truck eastbound up
Alpine Mountain, when the vehicle in front of him turned off onto
Alvin Garrett Lane.
As Hicks was stopped, Heather Hargis, driving a 1994
Ford Thunderbird, came up behind his truck and failed to stop. HargisÕ
hood was crinkled, but the truck received no apparent damage, other
than a bowed and broken bumper. Hicks remained uninjured, and Hargis
declined transport to the hospital. A passenger in the Hargis vehicle
was her 2 year-old son. Dep. Sean Allred, of Overton County SheriffÕs
Department, investigated the incident. Citations were given to both
drivers for violation of the seatbelt law.
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Childhood teacher dies in collision
An Overton County Early Childhood teacher and her
husband died in a collision on Interstate 65 early Saturday morning,
ccording to reports, Andrew A. Looney, 24, and his
wife, Rachel H. (Stockton) Looney, 24, of Cookeville, were travelling
in a 1992 Honda south on Interstate 65 when the car skidded in heavy
rain near Columbia. The car crossed the median sideways before colliding
with a tractor-trailer hauling formaldehyde.
The truck, driven by Douglas M. Edwards, 60, of Gallion,
AL, came to rest in the middle of the road after striking a guardrail.
The truckÕs fuel tanks ruptured, but did not ignite, according to
Trooper Jack Sutphin of Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated
the fatal collision.
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over by car still in critical condition
Daniel Moore, the young Rickman boy who was run over
by a car on May 11, is still in critical condition, according to
his father, Jim Moore.
Daniel had been placed on a ventilator at last report.
Mr. Moore said the family is accepting donations to
help pay for DanielÕs medical expenses. Donations may be sent to
Bank of Overton County.
Mr. Moore said the accident occurred while he was
in his back yard hanging up clothes, and his wife, Anna Moore, was
in the living room of the familyÕs house in Rickman.
He said he heard the noise and found their car had
run over Daniel. The car had rolled about 60 to 70 feet downhill.
He called 911 for help, and emergency personnel soon
arrived at the scene. Daniel was transported to the fire hall of
Rickman Volunteer Fire Department, where he was then taken by helicopter
to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga for treatment of chest injuries.
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