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Published: September 25, 2020


A ONE VEHICLE TRAFFIC CRASH CLAIMED A LIFE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING IN THE GANDY COMMUNITY.  MEMBERS OF THE GANDY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, LAWRENCE COUNTY EMS, AND THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL WERE DISPATCHED TO THE INTERSECTION OF WEST POINT ROAD AT THE WATERLOO ROAD INTERSECTION JUST BEFORE 5 THIS MORNING ON A REPORT THAT A VEHICLE HAD STRUCK A TREE.  EMERGENCY CREWS FOUND ONE MALE VICTIM IN THE HONDA VEHICLE THAT WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.  THE VICTIM’S NAME HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED PENDING NOTIFICATION OF FAMILY MEMBERS.  IT’S BELIEVED THE DRIVER WAS TRAVELING NORTH ON WEST POINT ROAD WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT POND CREEK HILL.  WEST POINT ROAD WAS CLOSED FOR A TIME DUE TO THE INCIDENT.  THE CRASH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY TENNESSEE STATE TROOPERS.