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Dump Truck Driver Killed in Single-Vehicle Wreck in Cannon County, Tennessee

January 24, 2019

CANNON COUNTY, TN. – According to an online news story from, a dump truck driver was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in Cannon County, Tennessee. The victim has been identified, but authorities do not yet know what caused the accident.* 

The crash occurred in the afternoon on U.S. Highway 70 in Cannon County. A dump truck was traveling south on Highway 70 at approximately 3:10 p.m. and somehow traveled off the roadway. It appears the driver left the road near Cummings Hollow Road, then overcorrected. In overcorrecting, the driver caused the dump truck to travel back onto the highway and across all lanes of travel. 

The truck then left the roadway again on the opposite side of the highway and crashed. The truck rolled, and the driver was ejected from the vehicle. It is not yet clear what caused the driver to travel off the road the first time. Authorities have not indicated whether they suspect any factors or have discovered any possible cause so far in their investigation. No other vehicles were involved.

The dump truck driver was severely injured and died at the scene. Tennessee Highway Patrol said he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He has been identified as 53-year-old Michael A. Alexander, of Woodbury, Tennessee. Reports did not indicate what company Alexander was working for at the time of the wreck. 

Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers are still investigating this wreck. No further information has been released to the public at this time. 

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