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EARLY MORNING TRAFFIC ACCIDENT CLAIMS ONE LIFE

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CROSSVILLE, TN – A traffic accident, in the City of Crossville this morning, resulted in the death of Crossville resident, 32-year-old Dannie Turner, who was an unrestrained occupant in a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, travelling Southbound on U.S. Highway 127 / Main Street, just North of Interstate Drive.

Witness and investigative reports indicate that the vehicle swerved across both lanes of travel, just prior to overcorrecting and finally rolling over, ejecting Turner, who was fatally injured as a result of the crash.

A second unrestrained occupant, 44-year-old Kimberly Dunlap, also of Crossville, received serious injuries as a result of the crash. First responders immediately began life-saving efforts and Dunlap was transported by ground EMS to U.T. (Knoxville) Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition. The crash investigation is continuing at this time.

The City of Crossville Police Department would like to thank the responding Crossville Police Officers, including the START (Safety Through Advanced Response Techniques) crash investigation team, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, Crossville Fire Department and Cumberland County EMS for their professionalism and assistance, in response to this tragedy.

 

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