Traffic Fatalities Reported In Two Separate Accidents

ONE KILLED IN ACCIDENT: A 59-year-old Jamestown man, identified as Darrell W. Gunter, was fatally injured Tuesday, October 20 when his 2003 Jeep SUV left the road at the intersection of Roslin and Standing Rock Road,  struck an  embankment and overturned several times, ejecting the driver from the vehicle.(Photo courtesy of Fentress County EMA Director James Bilbrey).

ONE KILLED IN ACCIDENT:
A 59-year-old Jamestown man, identified as Darrell W. Gunter, was fatally injured Tuesday, October 20 when his 2003 Jeep SUV left the road at the intersection of Roslin and Standing Rock Road, struck an embankment and overturned several times, ejecting the driver from the vehicle.(Photo courtesy of Fentress County EMA Director James Bilbrey).

A 59-year-old Jamestown man sustained fatal injuries on Tuesday, October 20 in a single-vehicle traffic accident in the Banner Community.

According to reports, the accident occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of the Roslin Road and Standing Rock Road, involving a 2003 Jeep SUV, driven by Darrell W. Gunter of Jamestown.

Reports indicated that Mr. Gunter was traveling North on the Roslin  Road, when he failed to negotiate a left turn and crossed the Standing Rock Road, striking an earth embankment, which caused his vehicle to become airborn, with the Jeep going through a fence, landing and rolling several times and ejecting the driver.

Mr. Gunter was not wearing a seat belt, which in the opinion of investigating officer Charles (Glen) Slaven of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, would have made a difference.

The Jeep was demolished in the accident.

Trooper Slaven was assisted at the scene by officers from the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office, Rescue Squad, Emergency Management Agency, the Grimsley Volunteer Fire Department and Fentress County Ambulance Service.

Another accident on Saturday evening, a 42-year-old Jamestown woman sustained fatal injuries when she was struck by a vehicle on Highway 127 South about 6 p.m.

According to reports, Ms. Jamie T. King was walking south on the right side of the southbound lane when she apparently stepped into the flow of traffic and was struck by a 1993 Ford van, driven by Ms. Betty Gray, 75, of Jamestown.

Ms. King was transported by ambulance to Jamestown Regional Medical Center, where she later died from her injuries.  Ms. Gray was also transported to Jamestown Regional Medical Center for treatment of what was reported to be minor injuries.

The accident was investigated by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Jamie Stephens, assisted by officers from the Fentress Co. Sheriff’s Office, Rescue Squad, EMS and Ambulance Service.