Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Iron City Crash Claims One Life

   A single vehicle crash in Iron City Tuesday evening resulted in the death of a Cypress Inn man.

   According to reports filed through the Tennessee Highway Patrol, driver Steven B. Tidwell, age twenty-one, of 129 Beartown Road, Loretto, was traveling eastbound along Holley Creek Road in the Iron City area in a 2000 Pontiac when the crash occurred around 7:00 p.m..

   Trooper Jamie Benefield, who investigated the crash, reports that the vehicle ran off the roadway on the right shoulder, struck a culvert, went airborne, overturned, then came to rest on the roof.

   While Tidwell and passenger Matthew Seth Chambers, twenty-eight, of 82 West Second Street, Iron City, sustained injuries in the crash, passenger Gregory Tidwell, age thirty-eight, of 8075 Dodd Road, Cypress Inn, was killed.