MURFREESBORO, TN – A 57-year-old was killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident at the intersection of Franklin Road and Brinkley Road on Tuesday night, reports WGNS Radio.
Murfreesboro police say officers responded to the scene around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, where they found a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am rolled over on the left shoulder of the roadway.
The driver, 57-year-old Thomas Howse of Murfreesboro, was critically injured when authorities arrived. Crews with the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department began life saving treatment efforts before Howse was taken to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Howse was declared deceased at the hospital.
The preliminary investigation revealed Howse’s vehicle had exited the road near the Franklin Rd/Brinkley Rd intersection and collided with a culvert and utility pole on the right side of the roadway. The vehicle was then sent across the road where it struck a guard wire and rolled over on the left shoulder.
Howse was found ejected from the vehicle and investigators say he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.
The fatal crash is still under investigation by Murfreesboro police’s Fatal Accident Crash Team. We will update this blog if more information is released.
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