Great Dane accident

Oneida, TN

#1 Mar 27, 2009
Does anyone know what happened at Great Dane today? There was some men hurt pretty bad. Josh Botts was one of them involved and he is in UT in critical condition.

Wartburg, TN

#2 Mar 29, 2009
Does anyone know how Josh is doing? he wasn't listed as a patient at ut last night. and cat i think josh was the only one physically injured, but a lot of people are emotionally hurt, my husband works there and I know he's worried about Josh, said he was a great guy and he doesn't say nice things about many people. Thought and prayers to the Botts family.

Longview, TX

#3 Mar 29, 2009
Josh passed away Saturday evening. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers. They are going through a lot and they can use all the support they can get.

Huntsville, TN

#4 Mar 29, 2009
Prayers to everyone who knew him, my husband is in denial and saddened by the loss of Josh. We kind of knew last night when I called UT and they didn't have him listed as a patient, but Greg kept saying did you ask for the right name or maybe they moved him to a better hospital or something, so he will be missed and he made a wonderful impression on many lives I'm sure.

Oneida, TN

#5 Mar 29, 2009
My prayers are with Josh Botts family.

New York, NY

#6 Mar 29, 2009
yeah he was such a good guy..josh n my brother was good freinds in school.he was such a sweet feller. he will be saddly missed.. keep his family in your prayers
a friend

Wartburg, TN

#7 Mar 29, 2009
he was a great guy, its tough to even put anything into words, just cant believe he is gone. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I never got to hang out with him alot in the past year or so but i am thankful for the long talk we had a couple of weeks ago, im gonna miss the guy
this is sad

Wartburg, TN

#8 Mar 29, 2009
did he have a sister named carrie?
the family will be in my prayers.
shih tzu mom

United States

#10 Mar 30, 2009
Such a sad thing... our prayers are with the family and friends of this young man....
just wondering

Oliver Springs, TN

#11 Mar 30, 2009
What happened?

Wartburg, TN

#12 Mar 30, 2009
just wondering wrote:
What happened?
Local Factory Worker Killed In Plant Accident

Huntsville, TN (2009-03-27) An Annadale man was killed in an accident at a local factory early last Friday morning.

According to Detective Ed Boyd of the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Joshua Lemuel Louis Botts, 25, was mortally wounded early Friday morning at Great Dane Trailers in Huntsville. Botts, stated Boyd, apparently walk between a trailer and a tractor that was backing to hook up to it around 7:50 a.m. Friday morning, when he apparently was clipped by the truck and caught between the two pieces of equipment.

Witnesses at the scene state that Botts had just opened a garage bay at the rear of the facility for the truck; however, no one is certain of why he was walking in front of the trailer at the time of the accident. The driver, who was using his side mirrors to maneuver the rig back to the trailer, reportedly did not see the victim. Botts, stated Boyd, was apparently in the driver’s blind spot. The back up horn on the tractor, which sounds a piercing tone to warn person’s a piece of equipment is backing up, was operational at the time of the accident, added Boyd.

Following the accident, Botts was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center of Scott County, and then, immediately airlift to U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. He reportedly sustained massive head trauma in the accident.

Given the extent of his injuries, neurosurgeons at the U.T. Medical Center reportedly were unable to operate on him. He was reportedly taken off life support Saturday morning and later succumb to his injuries.

Lancing, TN

#13 Mar 31, 2009
i am so sry what happened at great dane..god bless the will be in my thoughts and prayers..i didnt know him but im sure he was a good guy..GOD BLESS YOU
Former Scott Countain

Scottsdale, AZ

#14 Mar 31, 2009
They are receiving friends tonight from 6-9 at West Murley Funeral Home and the service is tomorrow

Wartburg, TN

#15 Apr 8, 2009
i was a good friend to josh.. we went on me and my bf's 2nd date with us and we always hung out.. please remember his family esspcially his mom shes not takin it well

Whitley City, KY

#16 May 8, 2009
The one thing that dosen't make any the driver of the truck was not drug tested is a load of bull crap.That det.Boyd is full of shit u can not tell if someone is on drugs by only there eyes.the sheriff dep. needs to get a new det.

Helenwood, TN

#17 Jul 30, 2009
Josh was one of my BEST friends. He was a great guy and would go out of his way to help anyone. I miss him so much but I know he's in Heaven. Continue to pray for his family and his freinds.

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