Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cookeville Residents Injured, Killed In Traffic Crashes

Several Cookeville residents have been injured or killed in traffic accidents in White County this week. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Jimmy W. Keisling of Charlton Square in Cookeville, was driving a 2008 GMC Sierra pick-up truck northbound on South Bunker Hill Road around 3 p.m. Tuesday, pulling a trailer of loose shingles, when the trailer dropped off the right side of the roadway into a ditch, pulling the vehicle into the ditch. The truck turned over and the driver was ejected. According to the report by Trooper William Morgan, no drinking or drugs were involved, but seat belts were also not being used, and that -- he says -- could have made a difference in the outcome of the accident. Also in White County Tuesday, four Cookeville residents were injured in a crash, which sent one to Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga, in critical condition. According to Trooper Dave Roark, 20-year-old Justin Hall of Cookeville, was driving south on Old Kentucky Road, with three passengers, when he pulled into the path of a truck being driven by 61-year-old David Seabolt of Sparta. Hall’s vehicle was ‘t-boned’ in the passenger side. Hall and three occupants in his vehicle were reportedly trapped in the wreckage. One critically injured passenger, identified as 22-year-old Logan Vickery of Cookeville, was airlifted from the scene. Charges are pending.