Grundy County ends 2015 with zero traffic fatalities

In the lobby of Monteagle City Hall, Tennessee Highway Patrol Col. Tracy Trott, second from left, talks with the top men of Grundy County police departments Friday following an awards presentation for a fatality-free year on Grundy roadways. From left are Monteagle Police Chief Virgil McNeece, Trott, Tracy City Police Chief Charlie Wilder and Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum.
photo Mayor Marilyn Rodman of Monteagle.

TENNESSEE TRAFFIC FATALITIES BY YEAR

2015: 9632014: 9632013: 9952012: 1,0142011: 9372010: 1,032Source: Tennessee Highway Patrol

TRAFFIC FATALITIES BY COUNTY, 2015

Grundy - 0Bledsoe - 1Meigs - 4Marion - 5Sequatchie - 5Polk - 6Franklin - 8Rhea - 9McMinn - 11Coffee - 14Bradley - 20Hamilton - 42Source: Tennessee Highway Patrol

Not a single person died in a traffic crash in Grundy County, Tenn., during 2015.

It's the first time the county has avoided all traffic deaths in a calendar year since the Tennessee Highway Patrol started keeping track in the 1950s.

The count is a testament to teamwork among troopers, Monteagle police and Tracy City police, said Col. Tracy Trott, who heads the Tennessee Highway Patrol.