An automobile accident involving a tractor-trailer has claimed the life of a Chambersburg hometown hero who bravely served our country both domestically and abroad. The Army scout, who was a veteran of multiple tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was struck by a tractor-trailer while traveling through Tennessee.
The tragic event occurred shortly after noon on Saturday, Oct. 15, as the young man was traveling North on Interstate 75, near Athens. He was towing a trailer with his truck and had pulled over onto the shoulder. A tractor-trailer, also heading North on I-75, ran off the road near where the young man had pulled off, and struck the truck and trailer from behind, sending them across both lanes and into the median. The truck immediately burst into flames. Police confirmed after the fact that the young man had been retrieved from the vehicle, but had been pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.