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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Button lawsuit
A worker's compensation insurance company has filed a lawsuit against the State of Tennessee in connection with a 2016 traffic fatality in Cocke County. Attorney Melissa Moore, representing Bridgefield Casualty Insurance Company alleges that the Tennessee Department of Transportation(TDOT) is responsible for the death of Raymond Button, who died February 1, when his load of logs left Highway 73 in Cocke County. The action alleges that the roadway had just been repaved, leaving a drop-off of loose gravel on the shoulder. "The excessive drop between the roadway and shoulder caused the rear, passenger side tires of the trailer to become trapped, making it impossible for any driver to correct," according to the litigation. The truck stopped abruptly when it hit a culvert in the ditch line and a load of logs penetrated the truck cab. According to the lawsuit, the Pro Tech cab rack failed to stop the load from penetrating the cab. The action demands $253,715 from TDOT, in the Cocke County Circuit Court action.

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