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Fatal Crash on US 68/80 in Todd County

Date of News Release: 07/13/2007

(Todd County) - Winford Farmer, was east bound on US68/80 when for an unknown reason the driver side rear wheel broke off of the vehicle. This caused Mr. Farmer to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the median and rolled numerous times, ejecting Mr. Farmer. As Mr. Farmer's vehicle came to rest partially in the west bound lane, a second vehicle, driven by Charles Johnson, struck his vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle did not sustain any injuries. Mr. Farmer was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville by Air Evac where he succumbed to his injuries on July 12th @ 2230 hrs. Neither subject was wearing a seatbelt.

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