THP identifies driver killed in Hardin Co. truck crash


HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — Troopers are investigating a deadly truck wreck near Pickwick Landing Dam.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Pyburns Drive where investigators say two commercial trucks collided head-on, killing one of the drivers, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Nathan Hendrix of Florence, Ala., was killed when the tractor-trailer he was driving crossed into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with a loaded log truck.

No other vehicles were involved. Troopers said the second driver, a 30-year-old man from Collinwood, was not seriously hurt. According to the THP report, neither driver was wearing a seat belt.

“It was a very serious crash. One person did lose their life, and something we try to keep from happening, but unfortunately it did happen today,” said Charles Childers of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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