A 61-year-old man from RoEllen, Tennessee, was killed in a fatal accident that took place last week, when another driver ran a stop sign and struck his pickup truck. According to Dyersburg Police Asst. Chief Steve Isbell, dispatch received a call involving a two-vehicle accident at 2:42 p.m. on July 1, in the area of Elmo Ozment Drive in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The 61-year-old accident victim, Gary Walker, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the other driver was transported to Dyersburg Regional Medical Center in unknown condition. If you have suffered serious car accident injuries in Tennessee, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal collision, contact our attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to reimbursement for your losses, which you can pursue by filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Driver Runs Stop Sign, Strikes Victim’s Vehicle
Dyersburg Police are investigating the tragic collision that took the life of Gary Walker, who was driving south on Sylvan Road at the time of the accident. At that time, 44-year-old Jason Page of Tennessee was driving a Chevrolet west on Elmo Ozment Drive. According to police, Page reportedly ran the stop sign on Elmo Ozment Drive and struck Walker’s pickup truck, killing the 61-year-old. Isbell stated that the responding officer at the scene of the deadly accident was DPD K-9 Officer Lynn Waller, who was unaware of the fact that his father-in-law, Walker, was one of the people involved in the crash. Once other units arrived on the scene, Waller was able to leave and be with his family to deal with the tragic loss of their loved one. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Waller and his family during this difficult time,” said Isbell in the aftermath of the wreck.
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According to Isbell, as with any fatality during a motor vehicle accident in Tennessee, investigators are requesting that blood work be performed as part of the investigation into the deadly collision. Isbell also reported that the investigation is ongoing and that no charges have been filed at this time. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Nashville, or elsewhere in Tennessee, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates today for legal help. Our law firm is located in Nashville, and our attorneys have years of experience protecting the rights of car accident victims and their families throughout Tennessee. With our legal team on your side, you can protect yourself and your family from further harm, and pursue financial compensation for your car accident injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering.