Early last month two teenage workers were tightening a barrier cable along Interstate 75 when they were struck and killed by a pickup truck. Last week a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against T and T Trucking. The lawsuit alleges that T and T driver James Hatfield was either texting, asleep, or under the influence of something when he veered off the road and struck the two workers. The News-Sentinel has more:
Hatfield’s truck went off the roadway, struck the two workers and knocked down numerous metal fence posts before coming to rest about 100 yards from the initial impact point, investigators said.
Hatfield, 50, sustained a minor head wound. Criminal charges are pending against him, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The lawsuit states it will rely on “all of the evidence, as it comes in, to make a full, fair and accurate determination as to the exact form of negligence.”
The complaint alleges Hatfield was speeding and failed to have the truck under control.
Our condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible accident.
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