1 killed after cross ties fall off truck, strikes oncoming vehicle

COLLINWOOD, TN (WSMV) - One person was killed after the vehicle he was driving was struck by cross ties that had fallen from a truck that had lost its load, according to an accident report.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Eric J. Gough, 39, of Collinwood, was killed after the load of cross ties shifted and came off the truck driven by William Kephart, 56, of Collinwood, on Highway 13 near Highland Loop about 7 a.m. Thursday.

Kephart was traveling north on Highway 13 and was negotiating a turn when the load shifted and landed on Gough’s Dodge CXT.

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