A traffic accident, in the City of Crossville early Sunday morning, resulted in the death of Crossville resident, 18-year-old Jake Finley, who was driving a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada, travelling Southbound on New Lantana Road, in the area of Dunbar Road.
Investigative reports indicate that the vehicle crossed over, through both Northbound lanes of travel, onto the sidewalk and impacting, head-on, the concrete base and steel post of the overhead light support. Jake Finley, the driver and sole occupant, was severely injured as a result of the crash.
First responders immediately began life-saving efforts and Finley was transported by Air EMS (LifeStar) to U.T. (Knoxville) Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. 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, Crossville Fire Department, Cumberland County EMS & LifeStar, as well as Cumberland County 911 for their professionalism and assistance, in response to this tragedy.