Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Two Fatal Wrecks in Two Days

The second fatal wreck in as many days has been reported on the roads around Cookeville. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that an 8-month-old infant was killed in a rollover wreck on I-40 near Monterey Monday afternoon. That accident was reported just one day after a Cookeville teenager was killed in a wreck on Old Baxter Road. In the I-40 accident, the THP says the wheel came off of a vehicle travelling in the eastbound lane and that wheel was thrown into westbound traffic. 23-year-old Adrian Castro Huerta was driving westbound, hit the wheel, and then lost control of his vehicle, rolling it several times. Troopers say two babies were in the Huerta vehicle, both properly restrained in a child safety seat. A three-month-old was not injured, but the eight-month-old baby died. Two adults in the vehicle were also injured.