Since: Aug 08

Jonesborough, TN

#82 Sep 8, 2009
There were some kids driving on the roadbed before it was finished and collided with steamroller, 3 killed. Anybody remember that?

Houston, TX

#83 Sep 8, 2009
rockytopgirl wrote:
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Oh my goodness...that was so touching..chilling, hairs standing on my arms..and a couple of tears. Thank you. And to anyone elso ... listen to it.
not to change the subject on this horrifick event that took place. But what format did u upload that song in? I thought it was really cool that someone mobile could download it. I downloaded it on my cell : work and i was just wondering. Thank you

Maryville, TN

#84 Sep 9, 2009
over here

Church Hill, VA

#85 Sep 9, 2009

United States

#86 Sep 9, 2009
This is so sad. Thanks for posting this I've lived here all my life and never heard that song.

Maryville, TN

#87 Sep 15, 2009
wow sorry
Tim Allen

Washington, DC

#88 Oct 9, 2009
Just Looking Around wrote:
The bus accident happened in front of that Church before you get to Kingswood School.
I remember when it happened.
Also remember the wreck at the bridge before you get to Bailey Johnson' home place? A car ran into the lake, there were snakes everywhere. All indications from the wreck told police there was a baby in the car, but was never found. All were killed. Very tragic.
Deat Man's Curve....a woman and her two children were killed. She over corrected and wrecked. Very sad. We could list a ton of wrecks that sticks in our minds. Just a few that I remember.
Didn't Bruce Hurley coin the phrase "Bloody 11-W?

I was in the car that was behind the 18 wheeler when the accident happened. My mother, sister, Grandmother and me were on our way to Kingsport. It must have been about 1965. I remember my mother hitting the breaks to our car and almost hitting the back of the truck. The driver of the truck came back to our car and he was very pale and shaking. He asked my mother to go and get help. I remember he had blood on his knuckles. I am now 49 years old and I still see it in my mind.
Tim Allen

Washington, DC

#89 Oct 9, 2009
Sorry...I should be saying, I think it was the same accident on Dead Man's Curve. I did not see anything because I was in the back seat, but I do remember the truck driver and all the talk afterwards. We turned the car around and went back down toward Rogersville and stopped at my Grandfather's motel, Allen's Motel on the left (which is now an apartment building). I hope I have not offended anyone or brought up sad memories.
Alix from Rome Italy

Rome, Italy

#90 Oct 9, 2009
A Nonny Mouse wrote:
One of the more tragic accidents for me, personally, was at Easter, 1965, when Arthur Lyons was killed on Deadman's Curve, up near the old East End. This was before they 3-laned that one section of road, Arthur was in a '64 Corvette, he was hit by a Central Foundry truck, I think they picked the Vette up in about 3 bushel baskets. He was an only child of some VERY dear friends of my family, they were NEVER home on Easter after that-and they were NEVER quite "right" after that, either. One of Arthur's friends told me years later he missed riding w/Arthur by about 5 minutes on that day...He would have almost certainly gotten killed, too...I think "Bloody 11-W" touched about ALL of us in one way or another. It was a real deathtrap.
Hi, I am a cousin of Arthur Lyons Jr, whom you so touchingly depicted in this post. Would like to get in touch with you for an important question. Would you pls contact me at this e-mail address: [email protected] Thank you so much, impatient to hear from you, Alix from Rome, Italy
waiting on Jesus

Ringgold, GA

#91 Oct 9, 2009
Brenda Hice wrote:
rockytopgirl I google 11W Bloody Hwy and found this. Hope that this works for you. I played it and it did play.

Thank you Brenda, I remember this when I was a little girl.

Wilmore, KY

#92 Oct 9, 2009
Does anyone remember Scott Marion and Stacy Rhea (from Sneedville) getting killed in july 1982? They were on their way back from Bristol I think..

Pittsburgh, PA

#93 Oct 10, 2009
ouben12 wrote:
Somewhere I saw the name of the trucking company that was involved, but I can't remember, does anyone know?
It's been a long time but I think the truck was a Time DC, a company that's not around any more.

Kingsport, TN

#94 Jan 26, 2010
The truck was a Malone. The company is still in business and on the road.

Lebanon, TN

#95 Jan 26, 2010
Where id this? Is it the whole highway or curtain spots? I've been curious about it ever since I heard the name.

United States

#96 Jan 26, 2010
Curious wrote:
Where id this? Is it the whole highway or curtain spots? I've been curious about it ever since I heard the name.
11-W ran from Bristol to Knoxville. Before the early 1970s it was a very dangerous crooked two-lane highway with lots of dips and hills. It was kinda like a roller coaster in some sections. Fatal accidents were commonplace. This was before the construction of I-81 and it was shorter that 11-E through Johnson City, Morristown, and Greeneville, etc.
The old road was over crowded and the Big Rigs seldom traveled below the speed limit.
glenn arnold

Oak Ridge, TN

#97 Jan 26, 2010
The truck that the bus hit was Malone Freight they were out of B;HAM,AL.they are still moving freight today. I worked with them up in the late eightys i also had a uncle that worked fo mason &dixon.i dont think i well talk about any of the wrecks but there were a lot of good people that lost their lives on this hwy.i would also like to thank MR.BRUCE HURLEY FOR FIGHTing so hard in geting this road to where it is today.uncle i know you are up there drving on god life hwy to night we truly miss you

Chatsworth, GA

#98 Jan 26, 2010
Iremember the wreck but not the year. asemi hit a bus head on several were killed that day but Iremember that one baby was found alive in the ditch

Since: Jan 10

Bulls Gap, TN

#99 Jan 26, 2010
I have heard about some of these stories in the past but not all of them, and wasn't sure where dead man's curve was. Thanks for starting this post rockytopgirl, it may be tragic stories but it is part of our past.

United States

#100 Jun 21, 2010
I like looking going down the road and you can see peaces of the old road.. I would like to have been around to see it in it's day :)

United States

#101 Jun 21, 2010
This is so interesting and sad.I had just turned 3 when the bus wreck happened and I remember me and my parents went by the accident site late that evening and the bus was covered up.I found alot of the pics of the wreck on youtube acouple months ago that someone had posted.The song mentions first sound heard was a small baby's cry.

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