Man Killed in Dump Truck Crash in Columbia, Tennessee
COLUMBIA, TN. – A man was killed January 24 in a dump truck crash in Columbia, Tennessee, according to an online news report posted to wsmv.com. The crash appears to have been caused by a tire blowout, and the dump truck was the only vehicle involved. The wreck remains under investigation.*
The accident happened on the afternoon of January 24 on Interstate 65 in Columbia. At approximately 12:20 p.m. that day, a dump truck was traveling north on I-65, and one of the truck’s tires blew. It is not clear where on the interstate this occurred, as no exit number or mile marker was reported.
The tire blowout caused the truck driver to lose control and leave the left side of the interstate. The dump truck then flipped over and landed on its roof about 100 feet from the shoulder of the roadway.
The driver of the dump truck was trapped inside the vehicle after the collision, and he suffered fatal injuries. Officials pronounced him dead at the scene. Tennessee Highway Patrol identified him as 35-year-old Percell Sherrod.
Reports did not say what company owned the dump truck or employed Sherrod. It is not clear if the tire blew because of a defect, because of an obstruction in the road, or because of wear and tear on the tire. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck, and no other injuries were reported.
Tennessee Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash, and Troopers have not reported any additional information to the public.
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