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Cosby man hits power pole in Hwy 321 wreck


Newport Utilities workers had their work cut out for them on Monday night, Nov. 5,
after a 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport headed north on Highway 321, near Caney Creek
Road and the Cub Motel hit a light pole, went off the road into a ravine, and hit a
large tree located near Caney Creek. From left are NU workers Larry Smith and Eddie
Dalton, who worked to replace power lost in the area. The driver, Alfred Sutton, 52,
of Cosby, was flown by LifeStar helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical
Center for treatment of his injuries. An eight-year-old passenger in the vehicle
suffered minor injuries, officials said.
Published: 8:43 AM, 11/06/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

COSBY-Alfred Sutton, 52, of 4481 Chavis Road, in Cosby, said he was headed north on Highway 321 on Monday, Nov. 5, when at about 8:15 p.m., while negotiating a turn, he swerved his 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport to avoid hitting a wild hog, and ended up wrecking his vehicle, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported.

Sutton was airlifted by LifeStar helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Sutton was not wearing a seat belt, THP Trooper Tyler Hall stated.

His eight-year-old granddaughter, who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the wreck, was wearing a seat belt. She suffered minor injuries, according to Trooper Hall.

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