The driver of a tractor trailer was struck by a car on Interstate 24 after he crashed his own truck on the opposite side of the highway.
The accident happened just outside of Rutherford County in nearby Coffee County early Sunday morning at 5:20 a.m. According to a traffic report, 27-year-old Phillip Toombs of Beechgrove, TN was driving a semi when he crashed in the eastbound lanes.
Toombs got out of his truck and walked through the median into westbound lanes where he was struck by a 2008 Trailblazer driven by Gregory W. Shannon age 36 of Manchester, TN. Toombs was pronounced dead on the scene.
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