An Overton County deputy was injured in an automobile wreck around 5:55 pm. Wednesday, Jan. 8.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol’s preliminary incident report, a 2003 Ford F350 driven by Jeremy L. Riddle, 47, of Cookeville, entered the Rickman crossover of Highway 111 from a parking lot on the west side of the highway to attempt to travel north. The truck was towing a trailer, “which was partially blocking the southbound lanes.”
Overton County Deputy Matt Farmer, 51, of Cookeville, was driving a 2016 Ford Taurus patrol car south on Highway 111 and struck the trailer.
Farmer, who was wearing a seatbelt, was injured and transported to Livingston Regional Hospital for treatment.
Jeremy L. Riddle, was also wearing a seatbelt, and was apparently uninjured. Charges are pending.
A passenger in the truck, Joshua C. Riddle, 21, of Cookeville, was apparently uninjured.
The incident was investigated by Trooper William Looper.