Wreck Claims Life of Liberty Man

A pickup truck crash Friday night claimed the life of a 28 year old Liberty man and DeKalb County Volunteer Firefighter.
Dead is Gary Wayne Cantrell
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that Cantrell was traveling on Highway 53 in a 1995 GMC pickup truck when he came around a curve, lost control, struck a bridge abutment, and overturned, coming to rest in a creek bed. The truck caught fire and burned.
Cantrell died at the scene.
The accident, investigated by Sergeant Mark Dial of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, occurred around 6:40 p.m. in DeKalb County but only two tenths of a mile from the Cannon County Line.
Members of the Liberty Station of the DeKalb County Fire Department responded along with the department’s rescue and extrication unit, DeKalb EMS, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, and the Rescue Squad, Sheriff’s Department, and fire departments from Cannon County.
Chief Donny Green says Cantrell had been a member of the DeKalb County Fire Department’s Liberty Station for three and a half years.

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