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Wednesday, June 21st

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Wednesday, June 21st, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The fatal accident on Interstate 75 late Sunday involved a tractor-trailer striking an abandoned vehicle along the side of the roadway, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol reports.

Killed in the 10:38 p.m. accident was the driver of the tractor-trailer, identified as Joseph McCurry, 61, of Gurley, Ala. He reportedly was alone in the 2016 Freightliner truck.

THP Trooper Kyle Millsaps, who investigated the accident, wrote in his report that McCurry was northbound on Interstate 75 when, at the 32-mile marker, he ran off the right side of the roadway and into the emergency lane, striking the abandoned 1989 Toyota pickup truck.

The interstate was blocked for a time late Sunday into Monday morning, with some of that northbound traffic being rerouted onto U.S. Highway 11. The interstate was reopened for travel before daylight.

Information on the wreck had been delayed as the THP attempted to contact McCurry’s next of kin. The agency reportedly notified his relatives Monday afternoon.

Also from The Banner…

Bradley Countians will select their county commissioners using a new format beginning with the 2018 elections.

By a vote of 8-6, commissioners approved a new process that will create two separate seats for each of the seven districts.

Under the new format, voters will choose candidates for “Seat A” and “Seat B,” with one candidate being chosen for each seat.

The new process does not change the makeup of districts, and both seats will be voted on by all voters of a district.

From the Chattanoogan…

Three former Ooltewah High School officials have filed suit in Federal Court, claiming they were unfairly maligned and prosecuted in connection with a basketball team rape case that happened in Sevier County.

Filing the complaint were former principal Jim Jarvis and his wife, Amelia; former coach Andre “Tank” Montgomery and his wife, Bonita, and former athletic director Jesse Nayadley and his wife, Janet. Criminal charges were brought against Mr. Montgomery and Mr. Nayadley, but not Mr. Jarvis.

The case is filed against the county schools, the county, the state Department of Children’s Services, the district attorney’s office, District Attorney Neal Pinkston and former county school superintendent Rick Smith.

They are suing for breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, fraud/deceit, defamation, civil rights violations, age discrimination and loss of consortium.

The suit says each should be awarded $25,000 for emotional harm, pain and suffering. Mr. Jarvis, Mr. Montgomery and Mr. Nayadley seek $1,550,000 each in compensatory damages and $1 million each in punitive damages. The wives seek $100,000 each for loss of consortium.

This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, mymix1041.com, powered by Pioneer Credit. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.

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