Constable Involved in Traffic Accident

June 9, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page
Mark Milam

A constable was involved in a traffic accident on Highway 70 between Liberty and Alexandria Friday while enroute to assist another officer on a call.

Sergeant Eric McCormick of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Mark Milam, driving a Ford Crown Victoria, was traveling west when he tried to pass a 1996 Ford Explorer, driven by Jeffery Eakes, who was also going west.

Milam, who had activated his car's blue lights, was approaching a hillcrest as he attempted to pass the Ford Explorer but discovered he couldn't get around it as an oncoming vehicle crested the hill in front of him. As Milam slowed to pull back in behind Eakes vehicle, the front bumper of his car ran into the rear bumper of the Ford Explorer, which had also slowed due to the blue lights.

Neither Milam nor Eakes were injured.

According to Sergeant McCormick, there was minor damage to the Ford Explorer. Milam's car was towed.

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