published Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

East TN man shot in the head with crossbow dies

A 37-year-old Greenback man died Thursday morning from injuries suffered after being struck in the head with a bolt from a crossbow during a hunting accident.

William Nathan Norris died at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, according to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency spokesman Matt Cameron.

Norris was hunting deer with a partner on private property off U.S. Highway 411 in Greenback when the incident occurred. Cameron said Norris had crossed a fence ahead of his hunting partner, who was carrying the crossbow, when Norris was struck by the bolt.

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