• UPS truck burned, driver killed in deadly crash on I-81

    UPS Info for UPSers UPS truck burned, driver killed in deadly crash on I-81 - WSLS

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol released more information about a fatal crash that shut down northbound lanes of Interstate 81 at the Greene-Hamblen County line for five hours.

    A UPS double-tractor trailer on the northbound side of I-81 hit the back of a pick-up truck towing a camper near mile marker 18, THP said. The UPS truck hit the guardrail and caught fire. The pickup truck overturned and also hit the guardrail.

    THP identified the deceased driver of the tractor trailer as James Berl Tacy, Jr, 67, Covington Virginia.
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    1. UPSBOT's Avatar
      UPSBOT -
      Quote Originally Posted by cheryl View Post
      UPS truck burned, driver killed in deadly crash on I-81 - WSLS

      The Tennessee Highway Patrol released more information about a fatal crash that shut down northbound lanes of Interstate 81 at the Greene-Hamblen County line for five hours.

      A UPS double-tractor trailer on the northbound side of I-81 hit the back of a pick-up truck towing a camper near mile marker 18, THP said. The UPS truck hit the guardrail and caught fire. The pickup truck overturned and also hit the guardrail.

      THP identified the deceased driver of the tractor trailer as James Berl Tacy, Jr, 67, Covington Virginia.

      Donna Sensabaugh · Lexington High School, Lexington, VAIt would be really nice if all the media would follow up with the details released since this story ran. The Roanoke Times reported that Tennessee State Police have now released that the driver of the pick-up (who had been drinking) pulled from the side of the road into the path of Mr. Tacy and that charges are now pending.
    1. toonertoo's Avatar
      toonertoo -
      Yes it would. I love how we always get the blame. Anyhow, RIP our dear driver, and prayers to the family.
    1. cachsux's Avatar
      cachsux -
      The article doesn't detail traffic conditions when it happened other than to state it happened at 2pm.
    1. 639OldTimer's Avatar
      639OldTimer -
      This is the 2nd deadly crash involving a UPS feeder driver in less than 3 weeks. The other occured on I-80 in NW Pennsylvania. At times like this you can only think about the familes who have lost a husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and possibly a great-grandfather. Lets all take a moment to say a prayer for them.
    1. BROWN007's Avatar
      BROWN007 -
      He was a 46year employee of UPS. Circle of Honor 34year safe driver!!!! Did not know him personally but just listening to other drivers talk he was very well like and never meet a stranger!!!!! RIP my Brown brother!!!!!!
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      BROWN007 -
      Accident still under investigation but last I heard the other driver was charge with DUI! Not for sure about that its just what everyone has been talking about!!!