A 41-year-old Heiskell man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Marlow Road near Dutch Valley Road early Wednesday night, authorities said.
Kenneth R. Roberts was going around a slight left curve while driving south on Marlow Road at about 9:18 p.m. Wednesday when he lost control, veered right, and went off the roadway, according to a fatality report filed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The 1991 Dodge Dakota pickup truck that Roberts was driving continued at an angle off the roadway until it struck a tree stump with its front end, the THP report said.
The pickup stopped at the tree stump, facing south, the report said.
No one else was injured in the crash, which was investigated by THP Trooper Shane Orrick.
Authorities have requested drug and alcohol tests, which is routine in fatal crashes. The THP fatality report said Roberts had not been drinking, but he had used drugs. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the report, but that would not have made a difference.
Besides the THP, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, Anderson County EMS, Anderson County Rescue Squad, and Marlow Fire Department responded.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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