Lake City man killed when pickup overturns in Briceville

A Lake City man was killed Monday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 116 in Briceville, according to WYSH Radio in Clinton.

John T. Roberts, 41, had been headed north on Highway 116 shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday when his pickup left the roadway and overturned, WYSH said.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that Roberts was not wearing his seat belt and was thrown from the cab of the truck, the radio station said.

Although the THP report indicated there were no signs of alcohol or drug use at the scene, standard blood tests were ordered, WYSH said.

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