UPDATE: A 79-year-old Murfreesboro man was killed on I-24 East early Thursday morning in Rutherford County. The wreck occurred about 15-minutes before 5AM at mile-marker 67.8 between Sam Ridley Parkway and Almaville Road (Lee Victory Parkway).
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, James Terry Walker was driving his Jeep Grand Cherokee on I-24 West when a 2013 Jeep Wrangler struck the rear of Walker’s SUV. The THP noted in their preliminary report that the driver of the Cherokee appeared to have slowed to a stop prior to being struck by the Wrangler. The driver of the Jeep Wrangler, 30-year-old Zachary Maheu of Murfreesboro, was injured in the crash.
After the Jeep Cherokee was hit, it continued to roll and eventually came to a final rest in the first lane of traffic. As for the Wrangler, it evidently spun around and overturned in the outside lane of traffic after striking the Cherokee.
Walker, who was killed in the wreck, was wearing a seatbelt and Maheau was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the THP.
Source: THP Case # 322082682
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