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Driver Killed In Crash On SR-840 In Fairview

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FAIRVIEW, Tenn. – A driver was killed in a single-vehicle crash on State Route 840 in Fairview early Wednesday morning.

A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said they believe the crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes at Pewitt Road.

A Tennessee Department of Transportation employee had been checking the bridge for ice and sleet around 7:30 a.m. when he saw tire marks that left the roadway. He then discovered the vehicle crashed off the embankment. 

The report said the 63-year-old Richard Deslauriers lost control coming off the bridge, and the vehicle dropped 85 feet before coming to a rest under the westbound bridge.

Deslauriers was partially ejected and died at the scene. The report said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The roadway was shut down while the crash was investigated.

 

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