Mike Fitzhugh is officially the new Rutherford County Sheriff. After being voted in by the Rutherford County Commission last Thursday and sworn in after the meeting, he received his bond at 12:01am Monday morning.
We have more news on the Monday morning accident that occurred on 231 South about a mile from Christiana Elementary School. WGNS has confirmed through the Tennessee Highway Patrol that the accident was a fatality.
40-Year old Tammy Harbolic from Shelbyville was killed in the wreck. The official THP report shows that she was not wearing her seatbelt when she ran off the road and into the median. The Chevrolet Suburban she was driving flipped several times, eventually coming to a rest right side up. Harbolic was ejected from the SUV as it rolled over.
According to Trooper Vann, safety restraints would have made a difference in the outcome of the accident.
Below - Report from the TN Highway Patrol:
LOCAL AGENCY COMPLAINT NUMBER: 314020408
DATE: 04/28/14 TIME: 07:38
TOTALS: KILLED: 01 INJURED: 00 NOT INJURED: 00 VEHICLES: 01
COUNTY: RUTHERFORD CITY: N/A
HIGHWAY: US HWY 231 POSTED SPEED: 65
AT INTERSECTION WITH: STATE HWY 269
INVESTIGATING AGENCY: TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL NASHVILLE
INVESTIGATED BY: TROOPER DANA VANN
VEHICLE # 01
YEAR: 2004 MAKE: CHEVORLET MODEL: SURBURBAN BODY TYPE: SUV
LICENSE PLATE NUMBER: STATE: TN
PULLING TRAILER: NO
DRIVER # 01 INJURY TYPE: KILLED
NAME: HARBOLIC,TAMY I
SEX: F RACE: W DATE OF BIRTH: age 40
CITY: SHELBYVILLE STATE: TN
DRIVERS LICENSE #: STATE: TN
DRINKING? NO TEST REQUESTED? YES
DRUGS? NO TEST REQUESTED? YES
SAFETY BELT IN USE? NO
WOULD SAFETY RESTRAINTS HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE? YES
HAS MEDICAL EXAMINER BEEN NOTIFIED? YES
HAS NEXT OF KIN BEEN NOTIFIED? YES
CITATIONS ISSUED? NO
CRIMINAL CHARGES? NO
WILL ADDITIONAL REPORT BE FOLLOW? NO
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CRASH:
VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING NB ON US HWY 231. VEHICLE 1 EXITED ROADWAY INTO THE MEDIAN AND RETURNED TO THE ROADWAY.
VEHICLE 1 EXITED THE ROADWAY INTO THE MEDIAN A SECOND TIME WHERE IT OVERTURNED 3 TIMES EJECTING THE DRIVER.
VEHICLE CAME TO FINAL REST FACING EB IN THE MEDIAN.
AUTHORITY: TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL NASHVILLE
OPERATOR: PATTERSON 04-28-2014 09:58
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