Falling Overhead Sign Led to Fatal Crash
Murfreesboro (June 10, 2021) – A 57-year-old man was killed last week in a semi-truck accident involving two tractor-trailers. The crash occurred on Interstate 24 West near the New Salem Highway exit just after 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, the driver of a tractor-trailer left the right side of the roadway and struck an overhead sign. The sign fell into the path of another semi-truck driven by Eric Kinman-Wygal of Jackson, Tennessee. Kinman-Wygal lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway, and overturned. He later died of his injuries.