PARIS TN: Year’s first traffic fatality investigated

Henry Volunteer Fire Department members Andrew Thompson (left) and Dustin Taylor secure the scene of a fatal wreck just after 10 a.m. Friday in Henry. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol accident report, Jimmy Hollingshead, 80, of Huntingdon apparently suffered a medical emergency while driving this white 2002 Dodge Ram pickup toward Paris on Highway 79. About 10:20 a.m., just after he passed the Dollar General store in Henry and approached a curve, his truck went straight ahead down an embankment and traveled almost 200 yards before slamming into trees. There were no signs Hollingshead was ever able to use the brakes. His death at the scene was attributed to a “medical issue” in the THP report.

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So you post pictures of a fatality before the family is notified? Obviously learned nothing from the other fatal wreck.

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