Volume 51, Number 17

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 24, 2014

Several wrecks result in power outages and charges

There were several accidents over a past few days in Pickett County involving motorcycles and vehicles.
•On Saturday, June 11th at around 7:20 p.m., a 2009 Harley Davidson driven by Gregory Welte, 43, 2046 Lakeview Dr., was traveling west on Fairview Road. According to the accident report, he lost control of the motorcycle in a right hand curve, crossed into the eastbound lane where he left roadway striking a ditch. Air Evac was notified and both lanes of Hwy. 111 were shut down in front of Dairy Queen to allow the helicopter to land. Welte was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. Mr. Welte is being charged with DUI, with THP Trooper Wade Williams investigating the accident.
•An accident on June 12th at around 12:20 p.m., occurred on Parker Road near Williams Chapel Church. The report states Stephen Kelly of Clarkrange, was driving a 2000 Suzuki Intruder traveling west and while negotiating a right hand curve, lost control traveled across eastbound lane where the motorcycle left roadway and struck a barbwire fence and came to rest in a field. Kelly was transported to Jamestown Regional Medical Center for treatment. THP Trooper Wade Williams investigated the accident.
•Another accident on June 12th happened at 8:51 p.m. on Greenbriar Road. Accident report stated Terina A. Reagan, 48, 9910 Hwy. 111, was traveling southeast in a 2008 Ford F-150 where she left the roadway and struck a utility pole head-on. The accident caused some temporary power outages in the Greebriar area. Pickett County Sheriff Deputy Jerry Governdale investigated the accident.
•On Monday, June 13th at 9:53 p.m., Benjamin Jackson, 23, of Byrdstown, struck a tree on Sunset Drive. According to the accident report, Jackson was driving a 2001 Mercury sedan traveling north and left roadway on right side and side swiped tree then struck tree on right side tire area. He was transported to Clinton County Hospital for injuries. Charges are pending against Mr. Jackson with THP Trooper Neil Matthews investigating the accident.

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