Multi Vehicle Collision on I-40 – One Fatality, Ten Injured

An multi-vehicle accident on I-40, close to the Parkers Crossroads exit, claimed the life of one individual on Sunday, July 14, 2019.
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Release- (From Lt. Brad Wilbanks of the Tennessee Highway Patrol)

According to the report from Lt. Brad Wilbanks of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the multi-vehicle crash near Parkers Crossroads on Sunday, July 14th, left ten injured and one fatality, Gracy G. Nagel, age 47, of Wilder, KY. Nagel was a passenger in a vehicle near the end of a series of collisions.

Traffic had already been backed up from an earlier accident, when a 2018 Volvo in the eastbound lane, driven by Seung S. Baek from Highland, California, failed to stop near the 107.4 mile marker.

Baek’s Volvo struck the rear bumper of a 2016 Mazda CX5, driven by Shandra K. Brittain, age 37, and her 11-year-old passenger, both of Harriman, TN, who were both injured.

Brittain’s Mazda was then caused to strike the next vehicle, a 2014 freight truck from Texas, with both of those vehicles coming to rest in the roadway. The driver of the freight truck was not…

For complete coverage, see the July 17th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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