Wreck on Flat Creek
hilham

Livingston, TN

#1 Jun 14, 2012
does anyone know what exactly happened tonight on flat creek.we were stuck in traffic for over an hour. then they made us turn around and take a different route.we seen at least 5 helicopters at the scene.we were told there were 3 people on bicycles that got hit. then we heard there were some teenagers messing around on bicycles. i hope and pray everyone is ok. it looked pretty serious. my prayers go out to the family of these victims
Against pet dumpers

Byrdstown, TN

#2 Jun 14, 2012
hilham wrote:
does anyone know what exactly happened tonight on flat creek.we were stuck in traffic for over an hour. then they made us turn around and take a different route.we seen at least 5 helicopters at the scene.we were told there were 3 people on bicycles that got hit. then we heard there were some teenagers messing around on bicycles. i hope and pray everyone is ok. it looked pretty serious. my prayers go out to the family of these victims
Yea, we were stuck for a few minutes and we turned around and went down campground way instead. The man that had a flashlight at the curve (and also lives in the brick on the left side of the road going toward Hilham) said that there were three or four kids messing around on bicycles and the driver of the car didn't see the kids, and hit them. I *heard* one of them died. My thoughts and prayers are with those kids and their families.
concerned

Allons, TN

#3 Jun 14, 2012
does anyone know who the young ppl are or who any of the family are .prayers to all .
Amber

Byrdstown, TN

#4 Jun 14, 2012
James leffew(17) deceased, Caleb hutchings, Dakota runion.
concerned

Allons, TN

#5 Jun 14, 2012
thank you for the infor.
amber

Byrdstown, TN

#6 Jun 14, 2012
youre very welcome.
do they

Clover, SC

#7 Jun 14, 2012
Do they call the leffew child JD?
hilham

Livingston, TN

#8 Jun 14, 2012
where does the caleb boy live? whos his parents
midnite train

Cookeville, TN

#9 Jun 14, 2012
praying for the famlies no loss is as painful as the loss of a child
amber

Byrdstown, TN

#10 Jun 14, 2012
yes they do call him jd, and i dont know his parents personally just went to school with him.
Herald Citizen

Monroe, TN

#11 Jun 14, 2012
It tells about it in the Herald Citizen online
so sad
Prayers for all the families
crystal leffew

Sparta, TN

#12 Jun 14, 2012
do they wrote:
Do they call the leffew child JD?
...yes they do who are you..im his sister
wondering

Columbia, SC

#13 Jun 15, 2012
crystal leffew wrote:
<quoted text>...yes they do who are you..im his sister
Is his father also James. My brothers are friends with a James Laffew.I was wondering if it was his son.I know they would want to know. My prayers are with each and everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.
damn

Cookeville, TN

#14 Jun 15, 2012
OVERTON COUNTY -- A young Livingston man was killed and another seriously injured last night when the bicycles they were riding were struck by a vehicle near Flat Creek bridge on Highway 85 in Overton County.

The accident happened shortly before 9 p.m. involving three bicycle riders -- including James LeFew, approximately 16 years of age, who was killed -- and two other male youths from Livingston who were around the same age, according to Capt. R.C. Christian of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

According to THP reports, the young men were riding their bicycles, which had no reflecting devices, in the eastbound lane on Highway 85, when all three were struck by a 1995 Chevy pick-up truck driven by 84-year-old Carl Barlow of Livingston.

"He was westbound on Highway 85 and was passing a slow-moving vehicle, and when he was passing the vehicle he encountered the boys on the bicycles who were in the eastbound lane," Christian said.

THP was notified of the accident at 8:55 p.m., just minutes after the Overton County Sheriff's Department received a call from the Livingston Ambulance Service to dispatch a deputy to check on the boys.

"Apparently, the ambulance service was coming in off another call and called the sheriff's department to tell them they needed to send a deputy out to Highway 85 because there were kids riding bikes and it was dark and you couldn't see them until you were right upon them," Christian said.

The accident happened approximately five minutes later.

Christian added, "My understanding is that the bicycles didn't have any lights on them, and the boys weren't wearing helmets."

LeFew and one of the other bicycle riders were airlifted from the scene to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and LeFew died from his injuries.

THP Trooper Andrew Goolsby worked the accident.
lakerfan

Murfreesboro, TN

#15 Jun 16, 2012
crystal leffew wrote:
<quoted text>...yes they do who are you..im his sister
My sympathy to you and your family.
same old same old

Livingston, TN

#16 Jun 16, 2012
does any one know how the other boy is that was in the wreck at flat creek do they he will make it sure hope so
point of view

Cookeville, TN

#17 Jun 17, 2012
When a parent has to bury their child, then a cloud hangs low. We should all hug our children today and keep them close, you never know when God will take them. Prayers to the Lefew, Runion, and Hutchings family.
baller s fan

Livingston, TN

#18 Jun 18, 2012
How are the other 2 boys doin that were in the wreck?
same old same old

Livingston, TN

#19 Jun 19, 2012
please if any one know how the other boy are let us know how is the Hutching and Runion boys no one has said any about them are there going to be all right I sure hope so .
Friend

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Jun 23, 2012
Dakota is fine and kaleb should be released from the hospital today. He sustained injuries on his hip and broken bones. He will not be able to walk till September....

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