Single Vehicle Wreck Claims Life
HUNTINGDON (February 10) – Jonathon A. Carter, age 36, died on Friday, February 10 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 70, approximately three miles south of Huntingdon near the new 1000-Acre Recreation Lake.
He is survived by his wife, Kayla Carter of Huntingdon, his four daughters, Taia, Farrah, Ada and Layla Carter, and other family members.
Huntingdon Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Hwy 70. Members of the HFD unit responded to the scene and worked for approximately one hour to extricate Carter from the vehicle.
Carter was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon and later airlifted to Vanderbilt in Nashville. Members of the Huntingdon Fire and Rescue were assisted by members of the Carroll County Fire Department and Baptist EMS.
“Due to the depth of the ditch and angle of the truck, this was one of the most difficult rescues I have ever witnessed,” said Walter Smothers, director of Public Safety for Huntingdon. “I highly commend the efforts of all the rescue workers.” (photos compliments of the Huntingdon Public Safety).
The crash was investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Trooper Shane Steele reported the vehicle was traveling west when it entered the eastbound lane, and left the roadway, struck a tree, and overturned on the driver’s side. The vehicle was a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup.
According to a fund-raising site, Youcaring.com, Mr. Carter had worked the night shift and possibly fell asleep at the wheel. The link to donate to the family is https://www.youcaring.com/ kaylacarter-755552 .