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Fatal Crash In Creek: Vehicle overturns in creek, man found dead


A Newport man was found dead Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, in this Toyota 4 Runner
that was found overturned in a creek near Highway 160. In the photo is Doug
Swogger, of the tow company, Newport Raceway.
Published: 9:26 AM, 11/29/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Stevie Darrell Gilland, 53, of 2864 Old Parrottsville Highway, in Parrottsville, was found dead in his vehicle that was overturned and submerged in Clear Creek, a little over one-half mile from Highway 160, in Newport, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported.

THP Trooper Mike Holt said Gilland was headed east on Clear Creek Road when his 1995 Toyota 4 Runner struck the side of a small bridge. The vehicle apparently tilted over and then upside down into the creek below after leaving the left side of the bridge.

The time and date of the accident on the isolated country road was not known. Trooper Holt said it might have been dark when Gilland approached the bridge in his vehicle. There are apparently no streetlights near the bridge.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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