Thursday, February 10, 2011

Crash On I-40 Claims Two Lives

The Cookeville district of the Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that two men were killed in a wreck on I-40 in Cumberland County Wednesday afternoon. The THP says the two were involved a tractor trailer accident near mile marker 327. According to reports, 41-year-old Walter L Burkins Junior of Memphis was driving the truck, which had been contracted to carry mail for the US Postal Service, when it swerved several times before leaving the roadway. The truck then struck a tree, finally coming to rest in the woods. Both Burkins and his co-driver, 27-year-old Anthony Terrance Anderson of Holly Springs, Mississippi, were killed in the accident. Officers noted that the roadway was clear and dry at the time of the accident. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation.