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#1 Jun 18, 2010
There was a wreck on 11-w above helton rd tonight. please pray for those involved. It was a really bad wreck. If anyone knows who it was please post if u can. Thanks
family chick

Portland, OR

#2 Jun 18, 2010
please pray wrote:
There was a wreck on 11-w above helton rd tonight. please pray for those involved. It was a really bad wreck. If anyone knows who it was please post if u can. Thanks
the woman in the suv was Robbie Rich, a female police officer in Grainger Co..she was off duty and got hit head on by a truck pulling a horse trailer. im not sure on who was at fault, but she was taken by Lifestar to Knoxville..i was told she was on life support and not doing good at all...she has a teenager daughter and two twin boys that are just a few years old..there was two or three people in the truck...one was pronounced dead at scene and not sure on the status of other two..please pray for all those involved!!
lakeside inn

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#3 Jun 18, 2010
family chick wrote:
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the woman in the suv was Robbie Rich, a female police officer in Grainger Co..she was off duty and got hit head on by a truck pulling a horse trailer. im not sure on who was at fault, but she was taken by Lifestar to Knoxville..i was told she was on life support and not doing good at all...she has a teenager daughter and two twin boys that are just a few years old..there was two or three people in the truck...one was pronounced dead at scene and not sure on the status of other two..please pray for all those involved!!


I knew it was bad. The road was still blocked at 9pm. There was also a bad wreck on lakeshore around 3 at Tater Hill. It was really bad too.
chickee

Portland, OR

#4 Jun 18, 2010
lakeside inn wrote:
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I knew it was bad. The road was still blocked at 9pm. There was also a bad wreck on lakeshore around 3 at Tater Hill. It was really bad too.
!yeah i had heard that too..i heard it was a woman in a red blazer..do you know who it was or her condition? I live right down the road from where it happened but i was gone all day!

Since: May 10

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#5 Jun 18, 2010
office rich bout hit me head on a few weeks ago on helton road. hope she pulls thru
Sue

Morristown, TN

#6 Jun 19, 2010
Does anyone have any updated info on who all was involved in this wreck?
chickee

Portland, OR

#7 Jun 19, 2010
robbi has lots of bruises and cuts 8 broken ribs fractured vertabre. both sides of pelvis are broken going to do surgery today as well as her ankles. bone is out of her little toe. spleen and her brain were bleeding but both have stopped. she is breathing on her own and talking but doesnt remember the wreck. 2 of the 3 men in the truck with trailer got out the driver died in the fire. please pray for all involved.
Need to Know

Johnson City, TN

#8 Jun 23, 2010
chickee wrote:
robbi has lots of bruises and cuts 8 broken ribs fractured vertabre. both sides of pelvis are broken going to do surgery today as well as her ankles. bone is out of her little toe. spleen and her brain were bleeding but both have stopped. she is breathing on her own and talking but doesnt remember the wreck. 2 of the 3 men in the truck with trailer got out the driver died in the fire. please pray for all involved.
If anyone has any pictures of this I would like to see them because I wasn't aware there was a fire & I was told only two men in truck & that the THP was trying to confirm what actually happened. If any one ahs any facts I would like to know forthe sake of all involved.
hillwamp

Lebanon, TN

#9 Jun 28, 2010
Need to Know wrote:
<quoted text>If anyone has any pictures of this I would like to see them because I wasn't aware there was a fire & I was told only two men in truck & that the THP was trying to confirm what actually happened. If any one ahs any facts I would like to know forthe sake of all involved.
No pix here. Robbi is a relative of mine. She will be going home within a few days, but will require round the clock care for a while. My understanding is that the accident was horrendous, so it's probably a good thing she can't remember. She has broken bones all over her body, not just ribs, pelvis and vertebrae. Doctors are not going to consider surgery until the swelling has subsided. Please keep her & her family in your prayers.

Since: May 10

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#10 Jun 28, 2010
im so happy shes going home!hope she gets better
Just wondering

Johnson City, TN

#11 Jul 2, 2010
Is there any other info on the accident on 11W who were the other people in the truck & trailer? Were ther any witnesses as to what happened? Who was at fault? I heard this was terrible accident for all involved. If anyone has any info please share>
teresa whitt

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#12 Jul 5, 2010
my mom was told the driver of the truck had a tire blow out.
Just saying

United States

#13 Jul 5, 2010
Bruce whitehead died and jr purkey was flown 2 ut
country girl

Morristown, TN

#14 Jul 6, 2010
not so sure if everyones story is correct but Robbie is a good friend of mine and my family. I'm sure her relative can varify but she is doing better and home now. However, she still has a lot of healing to do with all the broken bones. I have no pictures, but I know that there was 3 men in the truck pulling the trailer and they hit Robbie head on. The truck did go up in flames and the driver died. The other two was sent to the hospital with Robbie. I dont believe anyone was thrown from the truck but I'm not so sure about that one (so much gossip that goes around). I only know what was in reports and what the family has said.
Just wondering

Johnson City, TN

#15 Jul 10, 2010
Just saying wrote:
Bruce whitehead died and jr purkey was flown 2 ut
Who was the third person? I haven't heard any names. Is it for sure there was a third person? Someone told me just two in the truck. Was anyone with the lady in the car? So many rumors its hard to know the real story. I also was told the truck has a blow out on the trailer which was confirmed by the highway patrol, but I guess no one will really know of this tragic event. Was there any newspaper articles pubished about this? If so, what paper?

Since: Jul 10

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#16 Jul 20, 2010
I have no idea what the men's names are or was. However, there was definitely three men involved. The driver died in the fire. It is such a tragic story. Everyone involved was lucky except the driver. It could have been tons worse. No one was in the car with Robbie. She was alone. Thank the Lord she didn't have her daughter and twin boys. I don't know if it was ever in the newspaper or not. If it was I wasnt aware of it. It happened around the time the big truck with the genarator on it was moving and thats all most newspapers were covering.
Danita Whitehead

Johnson City, TN

#17 Jul 20, 2010
Rays_Gurl wrote:
I have no idea what the men's names are or was. However, there was definitely three men involved. The driver died in the fire. It is such a tragic story. Everyone involved was lucky except the driver. It could have been tons worse. No one was in the car with Robbie. She was alone. Thank the Lord she didn't have her daughter and twin boys. I don't know if it was ever in the newspaper or not. If it was I wasnt aware of it. It happened around the time the big truck with the genarator on it was moving and thats all most newspapers were covering.
To set the record straight: I am Bruce Whitehead's sister. There was two people in the truck: Bruce Whithead & Jr. Purkey.Thankfully Bruce did not have his kids with him. Bruce died in the accident, his body did not burn up, the motor was knocked out of the truck did catch on fire but not his body, which was in the cab of the truck. Jr. Purkey was flown to UT Medical Center & he is now released, still in bad shape, but thankfully he is alive. Tennessee Highway Patrol states there was a blow out on the truck with only two people & a lady in a car, who was alone.
When you stated DEFINITELY THREE PEOPLE IN TRUCK please tell me who & where & what happened to the other person???? Where did you get this info of three people? THP only told me of two in truck. I was ther when Bruce's body was taken out,He was inside of truck for about three hours.
AngelB

Hodgenville, KY

#18 Jul 25, 2010
I have been friends with Robbi for several years, and know that your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.Her daughter and my son are the same age and I am so THANKFUL she was not with Robbi at the time of the accident.My thoughts an prayers are with her and her family as well as with the families of Mr Whitehead and Jr Purkey,who is a friend of my mothers and she has been devastated as well.But our prayers are with ALL INVOLVED!!!
just saying

Johnson City, TN

#19 Aug 30, 2010
just wondering how Robbi is doing?
Bean Station Resident

United States

#20 Aug 31, 2010
Danita Whitehead wrote:
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To set the record straight: I am Bruce Whitehead's sister. There was two people in the truck: Bruce Whithead & Jr. Purkey.Thankfully Bruce did not have his kids with him. Bruce died in the accident, his body did not burn up, the motor was knocked out of the truck did catch on fire but not his body, which was in the cab of the truck. Jr. Purkey was flown to UT Medical Center & he is now released, still in bad shape, but thankfully he is alive. Tennessee Highway Patrol states there was a blow out on the truck with only two people & a lady in a car, who was alone.
When you stated DEFINITELY THREE PEOPLE IN TRUCK please tell me who & where & what happened to the other person???? Where did you get this info of three people? THP only told me of two in truck. I was ther when Bruce's body was taken out,He was inside of truck for about three hours.
Thank-you for coming on here and telling us what really happened. I know that this has to be a difficult time for you and your family. May God Bless You and Yours.

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