11-13-11 @ 10:12 pm I recieved a call from the Jefferson County 911 dispatch requesting my "Class C" wrecker to assist the resque squad in an extrication. Sadly it turned out to be a "recovery" as the driver was deceased and laying under the engine with his feet trapped between the transmission and frame rail. (i had to lift the engine and frame up so they could remove the gentleman) As i was also the "next on rotation" i worked the wreck also. Called Kam, my father-in-law (Jr) for the Kirby Grant Dale and Steve to assist in the cleanup. The frame of the tractor was bent to left in almost a 90 degree angle. We winched the T&T out from under the bridge and cut the frame off of the front and loaded the tractor onto a Landoll trailer, we then loaded all of the misc. parts in a 1 ton truck that was provided by Dale. I towed the trailer (15K in the box) with my Pete and Jr towed in the drives and short frame with the Kirby. Thanks to my "offical company photographer" (Kam) for the pictures as i was a little busy. I will post daytime pics of the carnage on my lot tonight sometime. Thanks for looking.
Ohio trucker dies in crash at I-40/I-81 split
An Ohio truck driver died after his rig went into the median at the Interstate 40 and Interstate 81 split before slamming into a bridge pillar.
Allen J. McEwen, 60, of Willowick, Ohio, died in the 10 p.m. crash Sunday in Jefferson County, according to a report filed by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper John Woods.
McEwen was hauling a load of metal shelving with his 2007 Peterbilt tractor when the rig left the eastbound lanes of I-40 and went into the grassy median separating the two interstates. The rig hit the end of a guard rail and then struck a bridge pillar, according to Woods.
McEwen was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash, but Woods noted the device would not have mattered.
More details as they develop online and in Tuesday's News Sentinel.