FedEx Driver Killed in Accident in Greeneville, Tennessee
GREENEVILLE, TN. – A FedEx driver was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in Greeneville, Tennessee, according to a news report online at greenevillesun.com. The driver was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.*
29-year-old FedEx employee Cody S. Adkins, of Rogersville, Tennessee, was driving a 2013 Isuzu full-size FedEx truck east on Buckingham Road in Greeneville. In the 3200 block of the road, near the Greeneville Water Filtration plant, Adkins attempted to negotiated a left curve with a narrow shoulder and traveled off the roadway. He then overcorrected, and the truck spun off the opposite side of the road, landing on its side in a ditch.
The truck’s sliding door was open at the time, and Adkins was reportedly not wearing a safety belt. He was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Officers said a seat belt could have made a difference in the outcome of the incident. Adkins was the only person in the FedEx truck at the time, and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Following the accident, FedEx released the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our team member in this tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
The crash is still under investigation. In 24 months prior to December 2017, FedEx drivers were involved in more than 1,700 crashes. Those crashes resulted in 575 injuries and 41 fatalities. It does not appear FedEx has not commented on the breadth of crashes or any policies to prevent future crashes from occurring.
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