Chas Everett Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Coffee County, TN
Coffee County, TN -- October 1, 2022, Chas Everett was killed after an accident where two motorcycles and a semi-truck collided.
Investigators reported that the incident happened at around 7:00 p.m. along I-26 near mile marker 116.
Officials said that 20-year-old Chas Everett and 21-year-old David Solar were on motorcycles riding alongside each other. While passing a tractor-trailer, authorities believe the motorcycles may have collided somehow, causing Everett to be run over by the tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer continued driving and left the scene.
Due to the incident, Everett sustained fatal injuries. It's unclear of Solar had injuries. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this tie.
Commentary on Chas Everett Semi-Truck Accident in Coffee County
With a situation like this, it's important to be absolutely clear about what happened. Motorcycle wrecks can be incredibly complex because folks aren't always looking at things clearly. A lot of people assume motorcyclists are reckless, so they can misinterpret what they hear or see. Authorities unfortunately are not immune from this issue.
Independent investigations could show that something beyond the riders' control caused the motorcycles to collide. The fact the truck didn't stay at the scene only makes me more skeptical that it was just some vehicle in the wrong place at the wrong time. Are steps being taken here to get clear answers and ensure the victims get all the help they can?