One killed in two-vehicle crash Monday morning

Oct. 2—A Cumberland County man lost his life in a near head-on crash on Monday morning at the intersection of Hwy. 127 N. and Tabor Loop, according to a preliminary report released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Dead as a result of injuries suffered is James P. Shrewsbury, 40. He was traveling alone. Escaping injury was a second driver identified as Benny M. Hughes, 61, who was traveling along in a tractor-trailer rig.

The crash occurred around 6:50 a.m., according to the preliminary report. Shrewsbury was traveling south on Hwy,. 127 in a 2013 Dodge Avenger and crossed the center line into the path of a 2015 Peterbilt semi-truck, the report states.

The impact caused the car to spin counter-clockwise back across the center line and into the southbound ditch line. The tractor-trailer left the road and came to a controlled stop facing northeast.

The crash caused a temporary closing of the highway. One lane of traffic was opened later and the crash scene was cleared under three hours after the wreck.

No charges are anticipated as a result of the crash.

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