Authorities are investigating the scene of a fatal accident at the base of the mountain on US Highway 127, north of Pikeville. The driver of an 18-wheeler hauling a load of stone, heading south, apparently lost control of her truck, taking out several feet of guardrail, dumping her load and finally coming to a rest against a tree. One lane of traffic is open. THP is investigating, assisted by the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department. More information will be in the April 28 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.