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A 36-year-old man from Rock Island, Tennessee, was struck by a vehicle and killed late Saturday night in the southbound lanes of Highway 70.

Per a report by the Herald-Citizen, the accident happened while the man was standing outside of a vehicle with its lights turned off that was stopped in the middle of two lanes of the highway.

While he was standing next to the vehicle, a 2008 Toyota driven by a 23-year-old woman crashed into him and the vehicle simultaneously. Emergency responders pronounced the man dead at the accident scene.

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Fatal Accident Reported in Cookeville Sunday Night

A two-vehicle accident killed one person and seriously injured another in Putnam County Sunday night.

Per a report by the Herald-Citizen, the accident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of South Willow Avenue and West Jackson Street when a vehicle that was traveling southbound collided with another vehicle that was headed northbound.

A major with the Cookeville Police Department says that the two vehicles collided when the northbound vehicle turned west onto West Jackson and in front of the path of the southbound vehicle. One of the victims—an 87-year-old woman—died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center at around 4 a.m. Monday morning because of the injuries she suffered in the crash.

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Interstate 40 in Cookeville Shuts Down after Multi-Vehicle Accident

A total of six vehicles were involved in an accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Putnam County near Cookeville early Friday morning, resulting in emergency responders closing the interstate for several hours.

According to a report by the Herald-Citizen, the accident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. at mile marker 275 when a vehicle crashed into a guide wire and came to rest in the middle of the interstate. That caused a chain-reaction accident that involved five more vehicles, including two commercial vehicles.

The chain-reaction collision caused two people to suffer serious injuries, and they were transported to a local hospital to receive treatment.

In addition, another accident occurred while emergency responders had blocked the interstate, which resulted in a vehicle fire. Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol say the secondary accident occurred when a vehicle that was pulling a camper stopped in traffic and was struck from behind by another car.

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Serious Head-On Collision Reported in Putnam County Monday Evening

An accident where two vehicles collided head-on in Putnam County caused two people to suffer fatal injuries and four additional victims to suffer serious injuries.

According to a report by, the accident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. on State Route 136 at Bear Creek Road near Cookeville. A report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol says that a Honda CRV crossed the center line of the roadway and collided head-on with a Chevrolet Impala in the northbound lanes of the highway.

The impact of the collision caused the driver of the CRV—a 21-year-old man—to suffer fatal injuries. His passenger, a 26-year-old woman, was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center to receive treatment for her injuries.

A 66-year-old woman inside the Impala was killed in the accident, while the vehicle’s 67-year-old driver and two passengers—a 15-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy—suffered serious injuries. All three of the surviving victims who were riding in the Impala were LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Algood Considering Ban on Cell Phones in School Zones

The Algood city council is meeting tonight to discuss whether cell phones should be banned in school zones.

According to a report by the Herald-Citizen, the ordinance would ban the usage of cellphones in designated school zones between the hours of 7 a.m. through 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. through 3:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday when schools are in session.

Cookeville Police Offering Free Car Seat Safety Checks

In an effort to protect the lives of children throughout Middle Tennessee, the Cookeville Police Department is observing Child Passenger Safety Week by offering free car seat safety checks starting this week.

According to a report by the Herald-Citizen, the CPD is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for events that began yesterday and run through Sept. 19.

Cookeville Police and THP Taking Part in Booze It and Lose It Campaign

As part of the state’s Booze It and Lose It safety campaign, the Cookeville Police Department will team up with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office to increase DUI enforcement through the Labor Day holiday.

A report by the Herald-Citizen says that last year, there were more than 6,600 alcohol-related crashes in the state of Tennessee, or an average of 18 accidents per day caused by people who decided to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.

Putman County Intersection Sees Two Wrecks in the Same Day

A busy intersection on Highway 111 in Putnam County, Tennessee, was the site of two car accidents that occurred within hours of each other on Tuesday.

According to a report by the Herald-Citizen, the first accident occurred last Tuesday morning when a 30-year-old man crashed his car into a commercial vehicle at the intersection in Algood, Tennessee, north of Quinland Lake Road. When police arrived at the scene, they noticed that the driver of the car displayed red watery eyes and smelled of alcohol. The man failed a field sobriety test at the scene of the accident and was arrested for DUI.

Multiple Victims Suffer Serious Injuries after Two-Car Accident in Cookeville

An accident involving two vehicles on Highway 56 in Putnam County Tuesday caused five people to suffer serious injuries that required treatment and hospitalization.

According to a report by the Herald-Citizen, the accident occurred around 3 p.m. near Wildwood Market. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, they found a pick-up truck on its side with damage to its front end and two people trapped inside the vehicle. The victims had to be extricated from the vehicle by Putnam County Emergency Medical Services workers.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Launches Safety Campaign in Putnam County

The Cookeville district of the Tennessee Highway Patrol teamed up with Tennessee Tech University and its football team to launch a Drive to Zero Fatalities campaign, which is an awareness program designed to reduce traffic accidents and deaths in Tennessee and throughout the country.

According to a report by the Herald-Citizen, there were 42 fatal traffic accidents through this date in 2014, but that number has dropped 20 percent to 33 in 2015. A spokesperson for the THP says that increased traffic law enforcement and increased partnership and communication between law enforcement agencies has helped make roads in Cookeville and Putnam County safer in recent months.

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