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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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Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
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