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Highway 127 North open after crash

A tractor trailer crashed on U.S. 127 North before the Cumberland County line early Saturday morning, August 5.
The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, according to Sgt. Hodge of the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department.
Drivers were turned around at the scene of the accident, which tore down power lines and guard rails.
More in the August 10 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.


  1. Judy Allen on August 10, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Is there any follow up information on this? We are concerned for the driver. We were present at the crash and could not believe our eyes and relieved to hear he survived.

    • Editor on August 11, 2017 at 8:43 am

      The driver was saved by his seatbelt. THP is still investigating the crash. It looks as if the brakes on the truck went out but there is no real way of determining if that is true because of the total wreckage of the truck.

      • Judy Allen on August 11, 2017 at 12:38 pm

        He passed us on the mountain and his brake lights were on but he wasn’t slowing down…you could smell his brakes but evidently no brakes. We were the third car on the scene. What were his injuries?

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