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GREENFIELD (November 26) — Two Weakley County men lost their lives in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend.According to Lt. Brad Wilbanks of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at approximately …
GREENFIELD (November 26) — Two Weakley County men lost their lives in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend.
According to Lt. Brad Wilbanks of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at approximately 8:48 a.m., on Sunday, November 24, Brian Roney, 46, of Greenfield and his passenger, 39-year-old Scottie Kelley of Sidonia, were traveling east on Beech Springs Road near Greenfield in a 1991 Honda Civic, when the accident occurred.
The report states Roney failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the left side of the roadway, then re-entered the highway and exited the right side of the road. The left-front area of the vehicle struck a tree and came to final rest off the right side of the road wrapped around a tree facing west.
One of the accident victims was found outside of the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was still breathing when emergency personnel arrived and was transported to West Tennessee Health Care Volunteer Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.
Neither occupant of the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
In addition to the THP, other emergency personnel working the scene of the accident included those from: Weakley County Ambulance Service, Greenfield Fire Department, Weakley County Rescue Squad, Greenfield Police Department, Sharon Fire Department, Bradford Fire Department and the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department.
According to Greenfield Fire Chief Bob Dudley, 10 Greenfield firefighters arrived on the scene with a pumper truck, while Sharon and Bradford fire departments provided mutual aid by supplying rescue equipment to extricate the victim from the vehicle.
Lt. Wilbanks said, “This week begins a busy holiday traffic time. Please buckle up and drive safely.”