Local Man Dies in Saturday Evening Wreck

January 19, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

A DeKalb County man died from injuries suffered in a pickup truck crash around 5:22 p.m. Saturday evening on New Home Road.

Trooper Brian Raymond of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says 40 year old Roy R. Colburn, III of Tammy K. Road, Dowelltown was driving south in a 2000 Chevy S-10 pickup truck when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the north bound lane, struck a culvert and rolled three times. The truck then hit a utility pole, rotated 180 degrees and came to rest up on it's wheels in a private driveway.

DeKalb EMS quickly arrived to treat Colburn and a Life Flight helicopter crew also landed at the scene. Colburn was transported by ground ambulance to DeKalb Community Hospital where he died.

Trooper Raymond says Colburn was wearing a seat belt and there was no indication of alcohol.

Trooper Raymond was assisted by Lieutenant Brian Lawson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department were also on the scene providing assistance and the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department was at the hospital.

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