Local man dies in crash Saturday

Lance Jackson

An Overton County native died in a one-vehicle crash in Putnam County around 6:19 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol’s preliminary incident information, Lance Jackson, 22, of Cookeville, was driving a 2017 Toyota Tacoma near the intersection of Highway 111 and Buck Mountain Road when the truck ran off the left side of the road and crossed the median. The truck was overcorrected and traveled off the right side of the road and went down an embankment and then struck a tree.

Jackson, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene from his injuries.

The incident was investigated by Trooper James Owens.