Three People Killed, Another Injured In Seperate Weekend Accidents – WECO News – Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Fatal CrashTwo were killed and one injured in a crash just before midnight along Genesis Road in Morgan County on Saturday night, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

According to the THP, 43-year-old Jeffery Sherill of Centerville was driving a truck east on Genesis just before midnight when he failed to negotiate a curve. The truck then ran off the road, striking several trees and a utility pole before overturning and coming to rest on the driver’s side.

Sherill and a passenger, 54-year-old Stevie Russell of Grimsley, were killed and another passenger, 20-year-old Tiffany Wilson, was injured in the crash.

According to the Trooper’s report, all three were under the influence of both drugs and alcohol at the time of the crash. They were not wearing seatbelts.

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ATV AccidentAn ATV crash in Scott County, on Saturday night killed a Kentucky man, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Twenty-five-year-old Andrew Beauchamp of Maceo, Ky. was driving an ATV south on Winona Road when he went off the road’s shoulder and struck an embankment just after 7 p.m. The ATV to overturned killing Beauchamp.


Family and friends of W. Dudley Freels gathered in Sunbright on Friday for the dedication of a bridge in honor of a man who served as Morgan County Assessor of Property and also as a county commissioner from the Sunbright district.

Freels DedicationCounty Executive Don Edwards comments on Freels and his impact on the community.

EDWARDS: “Dudley Freels was a great community leader. He did so much for the community, his friends, his neighbors and really the whole county in service to the county as property assessor and county commissioner. This is an honor that Dudley deserves and we have many people that are deserving but this one goes out to W. Dudley Freels.”

Janette Freels Galloway was touched that her father’s memory is honored in this way.

GALLOWAY: “This is such an honor for this to be done for my dad. As you know, he’s been gone for 18 years, but he worked so hard after the big flood in ’73 to have the Army Corps of Engineers brought in and get the creek widened and things to happen so that we would never be flooded that bad again. As I was growing up here in Sunbright we used to be flooded every year, sometimes two or three times. I am so honored that they asked to name the bridge in his memory.”

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer was the speaker during the dedication service held at the Methodist Church in Sunbright.


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