(c)2012 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS
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
Sutton was airlifted by LifeStar helicopter to the
University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Sutton was not wearing a seat belt, THP Trooper Tyler
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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