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March 2014 Archives

Suspected Tennessee hit-and-run driver taken into custody

Tennessee police have recently detained a man who fled the scene of an accident that killed a 41-year-old motorcyclist. The fatal accident occurred in August 2013, but police did not locate the driver until March 2014.

Questions remain about GM's liability for fatal auto accidents

Tennessee drivers may be interested in the story of one local family dealing with the tragic death of one member that may have been caused due to a defective vehicle part. The car model that the victim was driving is now part of a large recall instituted by the carmaker.

Motorcycle rider dies in accident in front of Tennessee Walmart

On March 8, a 23-year-old Kingsport man was killed while riding his 1998 Kawasaki motorcycle south on Fort Henry Drive just after 12 p.m. He approached the intersection of Atoka Lane and Fort Henry Drive directly in front of the Walmart store and had a green light. A 2011 Hyundai Sonata driven by a 53-year-old Blountville woman was heading north, reached the intersection with the green light and allegedly made a left turn into the Walmart parking lot directly in front of the oncoming motorcycle, according to the Kingsport Police Department.

Man dies after manufacturing plant explosion

A Tennessee manufacturing plant explosion that occurred during the morning Feb. 22 killed an employee. The fatal accident occurred at a factory that manufactures decoy flares for military use. The man who was killed had suffered burns to more than 90 percent of his body. He died during the evening of Feb. 24 as a result of his injuries.

Brother of Salma Hayek hospitalized after car crash

Tennessee fans actress Salma Hayek may already be aware that her brother was recently involved in a fatal crash in Los Angeles. Her 40-year-old brother, a furniture designer, is said to have crashed into a Toyota pickup truck on Sunset Boulevard after having unexpectedly veered into the opposing travel lane. Hayek's passenger, a 43-year old male whose identity has been withheld, died of blunt force trauma suffered during the motor vehicle accident.

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