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UPDATE: Fatality at Poplar Springs-Bargerton Rd


Tennessee Highway Patrol was still investigating the scene of an apparent pedestrian fatality by a motorist. Photo by W. Clay Crook/The Lexington Progress.

At 8:50 Wednesday morning, the Tennessee Highway Patrol was still investigating the scene on Highway 412 West at Poplar Springs Bargerton Rd.
Photo by W. Clay Crook/The Lexington Progress.



Around 4:27  this morning it appears that a man walking along Highway 412 was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer near the intersection of Poplar Springs-Bargerton Road.  Three state troopers were still at the investigation at 8:50 a.m.  Identification and other details are still pending.

Information will be updated on this site as it is released from  THP.

UPDATE:  10:35 a.m. Wednesday, December 21st.

The pedestrian as been identified by the Tennessee Highway Patrol as David S. Wheeler, age 36, of Lexington.

For the complete story, see the December 28th edition of The Lexington Progress.


  1. Jane Flatt on December 21, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Prayers for his family! Death is always hard, especially fast and unexpected death, but a death at any Holliday, especially Christmas, because it’s so totally devastating! Prayers for comfort and strength to those who love him!

    • Marian Johnson on December 27, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      May God be with Judy, his mother, Stephanie, his sister and the other family members at this time. There are no words that can express my feelings for Judy and Stephanie. I have been close to them and Shannon for years and my heart is broken. A death is hard anytime and especially during holidays. Prayers will be the best way for us to remember Shannon and now for his family.

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