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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Jefferson crash injures three
Officers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol believe a medical condition caused a trucker to loose control of his 18 wheeler on Friday in Jefferson County, and collide with a second rig. The 7:58 am crash involved Tyler Conrad, 26, Tampa, Florida and Matias Moreno, 46 of Texas, and occurred in the on-ramp at the 412 mile marker. Conrad was traveling west on I-40 when his rig went off the roadway and struck the Moreno rig which was parked along the on-ramp. After the initial collision, Conrad continued thru the guardrail and into a creek. He was pinned inside the vehicle for some time. Moreno was asleep inside the sleeper berth of his rig when it was struck. Conrad also had a co-driver, Jose Picharo, inside his vehicle's sleeper berth at the time of the crash. The highway patrol says it appears that Conrad suffered from a medical condition which caused him to leave the roadway and strike the Moreno rig. He was flown via UT Lifestar while the other two were transported by the Jefferson County EMS to the Knoxville facility. Conrad was transporting watermelons and Moreno was loaded with tomatoes, and both loads were destroyed in the crash. Charges are pending against Conrad. Officers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol believe a medical condition caused a trucker to loose control of his 18 wheeler on Friday in Jefferson County, and collide with a second rig. The 7:58 am crash involved Tyler Conrad, 26, Tampa, Florida and Matias Moreno, 46 of Texas, and occurred in the on-ramp at the 412 mile marker. Conrad was traveling west on I-40 when his rig went off the roadway and struck the Moreno rig which was parked along the on-ramp. After the initial collision, Conrad continued thru the guardrail and into a creek. He was pinned inside the vehicle for some time. Moreno was asleep inside the sleeper berth of his rig when it was struck. Conrad also had a co-driver, Jose Picharo, inside his vehicle's sleeper berth at the time of the crash. The highway patrol says it appears that Conrad suffered from a medical condition which caused him to leave the roadway and strike the Moreno rig. He was flown via UT Lifestar while the other two were transported by the Jefferson County EMS to the Knoxville facility. Conrad was transporting watermelons and Moreno was loaded with tomatoes, and both loads were destroyed in the crash. Charges are pending against Conrad.


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