A Cleveland Man Was Killed in a Motorcycle Wreck Monday
During the afternoon of January 3, 2019, a Cleveland man was killed by an out of control vehicle. He was walking across Interstate 75 near mile marker 14. A police dispatcher tells FOX 8 that the vehicle was traveling the wrong way on I-75. The man was hit by a 1998 Jeep Wrangler driven by Robert Myers, according to reports. One witness said the driver tried to escape the scene, but a police officer was able to catch him in the act.
This is not the first time a man has been killed by a motorcycle in the area. There was a deadly incident in the late 1990s in which three people died. Other accidents in recent years have taken place in the Cleveland and East Cleveland areas. In addition, one man was killed in a traffic accident during a chase with the East Cleveland police department.
It was a long day for the firefighters and EMS personnel who responded to the crash. The road was closed in both directions on Monday, although the incident reportedly happened sometime in the early afternoon. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the two-lane highway was re-opened at 10 p.m. Despite the closed status, traffic was light and moving quickly.
The crash occurred on Paul Huff Parkway and Mouse Creek Road. Both roads are well-traveled in the area. The road was built in 1968, and opened its doors to the public August 15. Several crashes have occurred on the route in the past, but this one is considered to be the most serious. Several trucks were involved in the wreck.
One of the largest cities in the country, Cleveland, has seen its share of high-profile accidents. The most prominent of these was a collision on the US Route Bypass. Another was a collision in Bradley County. These accidents are among the more notable incidents in the metro area.
While the number of fatalities is not exactly known, it is estimated to be between one and five. Among the victims were a Lee University student and a local entrepreneur. Officials at the university said that the crash was tragic.
APD 40 is a major highway in western Tennessee. Despite its designation as a state highway, it is not an interstate. However, it does have a toll free section that is open all day, every day. The road is a commuter and commercial thoroughfare, and is a main artery to and from the Cleveland area. Since its inception, the road has been plagued with accidents and construction. Some of the more notable occurrences on the road have included a fender bender on a bus, a two-car crash, and a two-vehicle crash. As for closures, the highway has been closed several times. Currently, there is no update on the exact date of the road’s reopening. Until then, drivers should be extra cautious, especially at night.
Other noteworthy achievements in the aforementioned ill-fated vehicle may have been the shortest highway route from Lakewood to Cleveland. That’s a lot of miles for a small vehicle.