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Fatalities Reported in Cumberland County Crash


Cumberland County, TN (September 16, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol on September 16th reported a two vehicle accident on Highway 70 West close to the White County line resulted in fatalities. Due to the accident, the road was temporarily blocked and traffic was diverted to another road so motorists could bypass the crash scene. The road was scheduled to be open later on the same day. Emergency workers also landed at Pleasant Hill Elementary so another person who was injured in the accident could be transported to a nearby trauma center. Additional details about the accident including the names of the people involved and the cause of the accident are still pending.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security reports that in 2019, there were 13 fatalities from car accidents that occurred in Cumberland County. So far in 2020, there have been 15 fatalities from car crashes in the same area.

The Deadliest Types of Car Accidents

Some types of car crashes are deadlier than others. A few of the ways in which deadly car accidents occur include:

  • Head-on collisions in which two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide with one another
  • Rollovers, which are often caused by traveling too fast or navigating sharp turns
  • Side impact collisions, in which one car collides with the side of another

Speak with a Knowledgeable Tennessee Car Accident Lawyer

Losing a loved one in a Tennessee car crash is one of the most devastating things that can happen. While compensation for the accidents can never replace your loved one, it can help to pay for the various costs you now face. An experienced attorney can help make sure you receive the greatest amount of compensation possible. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette for assistance.


Note: This post was written based on available resources, news stories, and online reports about this incident. As is often the case with fast breaking news, there is always the risk that some details are still being shared and uncovered. Please contact us if you notice any information that should be changed or added. Thanks!


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