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John Boyd, of Rockvale, was driving his dump truck when for an unknown reason he drove off a 60 foot ledge, according the a Tennessee Highway Patrol Spokesperson. Boyd was killed in the incident. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been called in to conduct an investigation of their own.
The truck Boyd was driving is considered a specialized industrial style dump truck, used only for operations in the rock quarry. Since the truck is not considered a commercial vehicle it would not be subject to inspections by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
It will likely be several days before the THP and OSHA can determine a cause for the accident. Fox 17 News will update you when that information becomes available.
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Arrest made in fatal shooting in Memphis
May 23, 2013 19:55 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another.
The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/188G97s ) reports that 21-year-old Setric Hall has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, attempted second-degree murder and using a firearm during a felony.
He's being held in the Shelby County Jail.
Police say the shootings occurred Wednesday night. Officers found a 26-year-old man on the floor with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead there, and later identified as Devin Cox.
A few minutes later, officers responded to another location, where they found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
Police believe that Hall was trying to shoot his girlfriend when the 22-year-old man intervened.
The girlfriend was not injured.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
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