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Truck crashes into creek

Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten

A pickup lands upside down in a creek last Thursday in Selmer after the driver lost control. Driver Justin R. Raider, 23, of Selmer lost control of a purple 1998 Chevrolet S10 on Sulphur Springs Road near Highway 64  after flipping around, landed upside down in a creek. The pickup was traveling northbound on Sulphur Springs Road when he ran off the side of the road. He apparently overcorrected and crossed into the southbound lane. The truck spun around in the air and ran off the road. It then overturned and fell into a large creek. According to the crash report by Sgt. Larry Forsythe of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who responded to the accident, Raider was allegedly inattentive to the road. In addition to lack of due care, Raider was also cited for not wearing a seat belt and violation of financial responsibility law (lack of insurance). Raider was transported by ambulance to McNairy Regional Hospital with possible injury. The truck suffered disabling damage and was towed by Moore Brothers to their lot. Attempts to contact MRH to confirm Raider’s condition were not returned as of press time.

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