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Fatal accident kills driver

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By The Staff

By DAVID DOONAN

rcdoonan@bellsouth.net

A driver was killed in a one-vehicle accident at 167 Gallaher Road Saturday morning.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the driver of a Lincoln Blackwood pickup was traveling south on Gallaher road a approximately 9:30 a.m. when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and hit a group of mail boxes. The truck ran off the road and flipped, landing on its roof in a creek on the property of Thomas Marlee.

Marlee said he heard a boom, and was the first person on scene, and called police.

Police said the victim, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was dead on the scene.

The cause of the accident had not been determined.