A man was killed in a car accident near Gruetli-Laager, Tenn., in Grundy County early Sunday morning, according to Laura McPherson, public information officer with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Donnie E. Turner, 37, of Palmer, Tenn., was traveling north on state Highway 108 at 12:21 a.m. CDT Sunday when his 1994 Ford Mustang crossed to the other side of the road, hit a culvert, overturned and then slid down an embankment, Ms. McPherson said.
Mr. Turner was taken to the emergency room at Emerald-Hodgson Hospital at Southern Tennessee Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Ms. McPherson said. He was alone in the vehicle at the time of the accident, she said.
Tennessee Highway Patrol officials said alcohol may have played a part in the wreck, and a blood test will be conducted to determine the victim’s blood-alcohol level at the time of the collision.