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Tennessee highway patrol says 41-year-old Bryan Delk of Columbia, TN was killed after the FedEx he was driving crashed into another vehicle on Interstate
24 near the exit to S. Church St. Saturday morning.
Fedex officials declined to be interviewed, but released a short statement through spokesperson Scott Fiddler, who said, "our hearts go out to all those involved.
We are cooperating with authorities."
The driver of the other vehicle was not hurt.
That crash was by far the most serious but it wasn't the only one in Rutherford Co. Saturday morning.
"We had calls from all over the county," said Lisa Marchesoni, spokesperson for the Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office.
Marchesoni said the department received 59 calls of
weather-related crashes in a three and a half hour period.
"We had extra officers, off duty deputies came in, and school resource officers," Marchesoni said.
"It was a little chaotic for a while"
But it was even more chaotic for the midstate drivers that ended up on the side of the road and the tow truck drivers that worked all morning to get them out.
It was a hectic morning with the weather conditions the way they were, said Brian Pruitt of Barrett's Garage and Wrecker Service on W. College St.
Pruitt said they normally respond to ten or fifteen calls in a 24-hour period, but they'd already had 10 by mid-morning Saturday, and said the winter weather is just as dangerous for them.
"The weather affects us the same as it does everyone else," Pruitt said. "It just makes it kind of difficult getting to them and somewhat stressful
trying to get everything covered without making mistakes yourself."
Pruitt says small businesses like this one could always use more customers, but says for families, sometimes it s safer to just stay home.
Sunday, February 3 2013, 12:24 PM CST
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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