A tragic automobile accident has took the life of a Byrdstown teen Friday.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 17-year-old Cole Sells was driving westbound on Pendergrass Mountain Road when the accident occurred. A semi-truck driven by 31-year-old Charles Irwin of Burkesville, Kentucky was traveling eastbound on the roadway.
A crash report states the teenager’s 2001 Dodge Ram moved into the eastbound lane, striking the semi head-on. Both vehicles came to final rest near the point of impact.
Cole was a well known Pickett County High School student and football player. The school is offering grief counselling for those students that might need it.