• February 09, 2024

Paul Etherton Killed, 1 Injured in Two-truck Accident on S.H. 79 in Stewart County, TN

Stewart County, TN — February 7, 2024, Paul Etherton was killed and another person was injured in a two-truck accident just after 9:30 p.m. along S.H. 79.

According to authorities, 75-year-old Paul Etherton was traveling in a westbound International 18-wheeler on State Highway 79 approaching the Fort Henry Road intersection when the accident took place.

Paul Etherton Killed, 1 Injured in Two-truck Accident on S.H. 79 in Stewart County, TN

Officials indicate that, for unknown reasons, the International failed to safely maintain its lane of travel, reportedly swerving left and entering the eastbound lane of the highway. This resulted in a collision with an oncoming Volvo 18-wheeler occupied by a 32-year-old man.

Etherton incurred reportedly fatal injuries as a result of the wreck and was declared deceased at the scene. The 32-year-old apparently sustained injuries of unknown severity, as well.

Additional details pertaining to this incident are not available at this point in time. The investigation is currently ongoing.

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