TOP PHOTO: Police say this 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer hit a utility pole on South Claiborne Road late Friday afternoon.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – One person died late Friday afternoon from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident in south La Follette, according to reports from the La Follette Police Department.
LPD Sergeant Homer Herrell describes that the man behind the wheel, 30-year old Jack Anthony Wallace of Jacksboro, was traveling south on Claiborne Road at a high rate of speed.
The sergeant goes on to say that Wallace lost control of the Chevy and went off the left side of the road. He then over corrected to get back onto the road and regain control. In doing so, the Trailblazer rolled up on its side and struck the utility pole based on the sergeant’s report.
Wallace was transported to the La Follette Medical Center by the Campbell County EMS. Along with CCEMS and the LPD, the La Follette Fire Department also responded to the 5:15pm wreck. LFD First Responders extracted Wallace from the SUV.
Sgt. Herrell states that Wallace, by himself in the Chevy, was pronounced dead at the La Follette Medical Center. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/25/2022-9AM)