Information from WYSH Radio
A Heiskell man was killed and a 12-year-old boy was injured in a single-vehicle crash last week, according to a report released Sunday by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Ronald Henderson, 65, of Heiskell was not wearing a seat belt when his 1994 Ford Mustang ran off the road and struck a utility pole Wednesday morning, according to the THP. The investigating trooper indicated in his report that a seat belt could have saved Henderson’s life.
Henderson was traveling north on Brooks Gap Road shortly after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, when he failed to stop at a stop sign, crossed the intersection onto Buffalo Road, and struck the pole, the THP said. Authorities said that a medical condition may have contributed to the crash.
His passenger, 12-year-old Nicholas Ty Monday of Heiskell, was injured. Monday was buckled up.