TDOT Employees Involved in Crash

The winter storm Friday caused several traffic accidents in DeKalb County including a collision between a Tennessee Department of Transportation pickup truck and a TDOT dump truck.
The crash occurred on Highway 56 north (Cookeville Highway).
Trooper Chris Delong of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that 40 year old Jeremiah Clinard of Gainesboro, a TDOT supervisor, was driving south in an F250 pickup truck when he lost control in a curve due to the snow and ice. The truck turned sideways and crashed into a northbound TDOT dump truck driven by 60 year old Jerry Cantrell of Smithville. The dump truck was hauling salt and had a scraper blade attached to the front. 45 year old Creed Sorrelle of Cookeville was a passenger of the Clinard truck. All three TDOT employees involved in the wreck escaped without injury.

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