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One fatality in 3-vehicle accident on Hwy. 111, Lewis Chapel

A three-vehicle accident on Hwy. 111 east of Dunlap early Friday morning resulted in one fatality (the car farthest from the camera).

March 17, 2017 – A three-vehicle accident on Hwy. 111 early Friday morning on Hwy. 111 east of Dunlap took the life of a Bledsoe County man.

According to the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department, David Tucker, 41, of Bledsoe County, was dead at the scene. His car reportedly ran into the rear of a dump truck in the northbound lane before careening into a second car, and then crashing into the concrete barrier at the center line.

The driver of the truck and the driver of the second car were uninjured, according to Detective Paul Howard.

Traffic was tied up from the scenic overlook to the Lewis Chapel Road exit while emergency crews worked the wreck.  The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is investigating the accident.

The Sheriff’s Department received the call for the accident at 6:34 a.m., Friday, March 17, Det. Howard said. Tucker, driving a silver Honda, was “traveling northbound on Hwy. 111, coming off Lewis Chapel Mountain. He ran into the back of a loaded dump truck hauling gravel. (Tucker) was a third shift worker at Buzzi Concrete, at the foot of Suck Creek Mountain.”

Tucker had lived in Sequatchie County in the past, and went to school at Sequatchie County High School.