Cross Plains, Tennessee – One man was killed after a multi-vehicle truck accident on Interstate 65 in Cross Plains, Tennessee, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Bryant Freedle, 28, was driving a pickup truck north on Interstate 65 when traffic slowed. Freedle stopped his pickup behind two semi-trucks. A northbound semi-truck approaching Freedle in stopped traffic began slowing down. The truck was driven by 71-year-old David Arnold. A semi-truck traveling behind Arnold, driven by Davina Luckett, failed to control his speed and crashed into Arnold’s semi-truck. Arnold’s truck was pushed into Freedle’s pickup truck, crushing the pickup between the semi-truck in front of Freedle.
Authorities released information regarding injuries sustained in the crash. Bryant Freedle was killed in the crash. Luckett was injured in the crash and taken to an area hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol stated that charges against Luckett and Arnold were pending the results of the investigation.
No further information was immediately available.
Freedle’s family deserves answers and justice
Authorities have reported that an investigation is pending, and charges may be filed against the drivers that caused this crash. However, regardless of what the criminal investigation determines, the family of the deceased deserves answers as to why Luckett failed to control his speed. Based on the purported facts, traffic was slowing for some time prior to the accident, and drivers should have had sufficient time to safely stop their vehicles.
The most likely cause of the crash is distraction. If the evidence proves the driver was distracted on his cell phone or something else, then the full weight of the law should be applied to ensure the surviving family receives the justice they deserve. Likewise, if the trucker was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then criminal charges should be filed. Alternatively, if evidence determines that there was an issue with the truck that prevented the driver from stopping, the manufacturer of the truck and the company responsible for maintaining the truck must be held accountable for a preventable mechanical failure.
This is a devastating crash that has left a wholly innocent man dead and a family mourning his passing. I pray the family may find the strength and support they need during this difficult time of grief.
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