Mississippi Trucker Killed in Cherokee County

A Mississippi man was killed this afternoon in a single vehicle accident on Highway 9 near the intersection of Forrest Street in Cedar Bluff. The accident took place just before 2:00 p.m. when the 18 wheeler the man was driving left the road near H&L Motors, jumped two ditches, struck a power pole, barreled through a fence and finally came to rest against a tree. The impact of the accident caused the trailer to split into two pieces and according to Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton the driver died at the scene before rescue workers could extract him, his name is not being released at this time pending the notification of his family.


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