published Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Whiteside man, 20, dies of accident injuries

A Whiteside, Tenn., man has died from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash near Jasper, Tenn., Thursday morning.

Joseph Adam Hughes, 20, died Friday at Erlanger hospital. He was driving north on U.S. Highway 41 about 7:45 a.m. CDT Thursday when he apparently lost control in a curve, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Butch Reeves.

The 1999 Ford Explorer left the road and rolled repeatedly.

Mr. Hughes and his brother, Andrew Russell Hughes, 16, were thrown from the vehicle, Trooper Reeves reported. Neither was wearing a seat belt, he said.

The brothers were taken to Grandview Medical Center in Jasper and then by LifeForce to Erlanger hospital.

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Tahuaya said...

No seat belt and thrown from the vehicle. Why don't people learn?

May 16, 2010 at 11:11 a.m.

How would you feel if those boys were people you knew? Cause I did know them I live in the same town and know that road to be dangerous. Many kids feel like things such as this wont happen to them and so they may forget to put on their seatbelt but. However its during times like this that insensitive comments such as the one you made are unnecessary and very ignorant. My thoughts and prayers go to the family and especially the parents. God is with you.

May 19, 2010 at 2:08 p.m.
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