Rhea County Traffic Fatality

Dayton, TN (WDEF) One person is dead after a single tractor trailer accident in Rhea County Friday.

Troopers say 70-year-old Vern Delane Hunter lost control on State Highway 68 and went off the side of Grandview Mountain.

He was not wearing a seat belt, and was thrown from the vehicle.

He suffered a head injury and died on impact.

State Highway 68 was still closed as of Friday night.

Traffic is being re-directed to U-S Highway 27 while the wreck is cleaned up; which troopers say should take a few more hours.

Categories: Local News, Rhea County

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