Wreck at WalMart
Suzanne Williams

United States

#23 Jan 12, 2013
ooga booga wrote:
Anyone know the name of the lady who died yet?
Her name was Jeanne Mannes, she was my very beloved aunt who was here for her daughter Danielle Barnett's memorial service tomorrow. Both my aunt and her daughter were nurses who were exactly what you pray for when you or your loved ones are sick or injured. They were funny, knowlegeable, compasionate and skilled in their field and brought loving care to thousands of patients during their lives and the world is a sadder place without them in it.
2bpolite

Murfreesboro, TN

#24 Jan 13, 2013
Yep wrote:
Amazingly horrible accident. What is also amazing is that the Expositor was able to post something online so quickly yet they had nothing about a drug bust Tuesday night... Curiouser and curiouser. My heart does go out to the families of both the victim and driver of the semi. Chances are he's looking at negligent homicide if it is proved he did not slow down. And if there were any illegal substances it will be vehicular manslaughter or worse murder 2. This is a sad situation for all involved. And in the accident TTH mention, it was another incident of a semi running a red light. The speed limit is 45 and there are warning signs that the speed limit is reduced. But I'm not sure if there is a sign warning of the redlight. More enforcement there would be a good idea as would traffic cams to catch people speeding or running the lights. It's lest costly than adding another officer to the force to monitor those areas in particular and would generate quite a bit of revenue for the city.
Well just maybe that drug bust didn't really happen. There's no proof to it. Just a bunch of hear say and people trying to start stuff.

My heart goes out to the family involved in the accident. You'll be in my prayers.
darkamel sholznensky

Cookeville, TN

#25 Jan 13, 2013
whatsup wrote:
little does people realize that it takes the length of a football field to safely stop at 55mph and more if roads are wet,i cannot count the times me being a trucker people have pulled straight out from dead stop in front of me and no matter if had adequate distance or not or doing the speed limit this factor had just been erased because of someone else,s action,so to make up bulls-t trucker never touched his brakes or tryed to stop is plain stupid heaton,i do have sympathy and compassion for anyone involved in an accident,but heaton its not wise to point out suddenly its a truck drivers fault,sometimes we are victims to trying to avoid these situations,safely is a high priority for me with over 2 million miles driven
Little do people realize trucking is a highly regulated business.One of the reasons trucking companies have trouble finding employees are the rules,laws and requirements.Big problems for drivers arise when a load has to be somewhere and theres not enough legal time to do it.Bottom line the driver is responsible for keeping the log books straight.The company dispatcher will deny making the driver drive illegal when something like this happens.If all the paper work is correct and this driver had a good night sleep the night before the accident it was just a terrible accident this guy will never drive again.If the log books are off and this guy drove for two or three days with no sleep he'll go to jail and will never drive again.Drivers like him just make it harder for every other driver.Either way.Sympathy to the family.
By Stander

Sparta, TN

#26 Jan 13, 2013
My sympathy goes out to the family of Jeanne.As for the driver of the truck we need to keep him in our prayers we can say this and say that but we don't know why the truck driver failed to stop til the investigation is over.
whatsup

Foristell, MO

#27 Jan 13, 2013
what was name of trucking company involved
prayer

Sparta, TN

#28 Jan 13, 2013
This lady lived on rocky river in van buren co. the reason she was in sparta at that time she had went to make arrangement for her daughter because she had pass away.God knew she could stand the pain that she would have to go thur so he took her home this is what her neighbor had said
darkamel sholznensky

Cookeville, TN

#29 Jan 13, 2013
Heard through the grape vine that driver is in a heap of s*it!! Serious problems.Watch.
sue

Manchester, TN

#30 Jan 13, 2013
I was hit at the red light a few years ago by an 18yr. old female, no license, a borrowed car. She did not see the red light It was at the light at Micky De.Any time a major interstate is intercepted by local traffic this is the results.I was BLESSED not to have lost my life.My car was totaled.
TTH

Cookeville, TN

#31 Jan 13, 2013
Not to take away from the original intent of this thread but I have also witnessed a nonfatal accident in front of McDonalds. A speeding driver was racing a yellow light southbound on 111 and lost. Fortunately the vehicle he hit had not pulled completely into the intersection. A half second later and the speeding driver would have nailed the drivers side door. Never heard much else about the wreck so I doubt any serious charges were placed. With very little excessive speed enforcement in the area these wrecks are not an if but when. Too bad people aren't more intelligent or respectful of others. I have learned over the past 10 years to never trust a Sparta driver nor am I surprised with the frequent acts of stupidity I see on our roads.
zero speckenfind

Cookeville, TN

#32 Jan 13, 2013
humans make mistakes.fact of life.one thing i notice is that the people that call other people stupid are usually the most stupid of all.
shameful

Sparta, TN

#33 Jan 13, 2013
Suzanne Williams wrote:
<quoted text>Her name was Jeanne Mannes, she was my very beloved aunt who was here for her daughter Danielle Barnett's memorial service tomorrow. Both my aunt and her daughter were nurses who were exactly what you pray for when you or your loved ones are sick or injured. They were funny, knowlegeable, compasionate and skilled in their field and brought loving care to thousands of patients during their lives and the world is a sadder place without them in it.
How so very sad! That is just horrible. I am so sorry for your loss and your families. Wow, that is really heartbreaking. I pray that God comforts those of you left behind. Bless your hearts. Again, my condolences
Leemann

Sparta, TN

#34 Jan 13, 2013
I am sorry for the loss of life and am praying for comfort and understanding to the family.

That light at Wal-mart is horrible! On weekends I have noticed it only opens up and allows the main flow of traffic on the highway 111, 10 seconds of green then it turns back to the side roads. Some times the traffic that is waiting for the light to change does not all get through before it changes back. That is crazy! There should be at least 1 minute of green at any given time!

I want to say though while I am not making excuses for this truck driver, I think I understand what could have happened I believe what could have happened was he saw the light was red as he approached and then he saw it turn green, then maybe he got distracted and in 10 seconds back it changed back red again.

The best solution would be to remove both intersections on 111 and build access roads to the Smithville Highway and also build new bridges and ramps at the skating rink and above Taco Bell.
jmack

Mount Juliet, TN

#35 Jan 13, 2013
Conrad transportation out of lavergne tn. They use paper logs instead of electronic so probably a lot of inconsistencies will be found by dot.
TTH

Cookeville, TN

#36 Jan 13, 2013
The best solution might be for drivers to observe the posted speed limits. Those who choose to do otherwise should be held accountable. Simple, easy and very effective.
zero speckenfind

Cookeville, TN

#37 Jan 13, 2013
Leemann wrote:
I am sorry for the loss of life and am praying for comfort and understanding to the family.
That light at Wal-mart is horrible! On weekends I have noticed it only opens up and allows the main flow of traffic on the highway 111, 10 seconds of green then it turns back to the side roads. Some times the traffic that is waiting for the light to change does not all get through before it changes back. That is crazy! There should be at least 1 minute of green at any given time!
I want to say though while I am not making excuses for this truck driver, I think I understand what could have happened I believe what could have happened was he saw the light was red as he approached and then he saw it turn green, then maybe he got distracted and in 10 seconds back it changed back red again.
The best solution would be to remove both intersections on 111 and build access roads to the Smithville Highway and also build new bridges and ramps at the skating rink and above Taco Bell.
Ramps are too expensive.That is unless we need to build a bridge to nowhere.A bridge that led to a Wal Mart Super center would actually lead to somewhere or maybe save a few lives in the process.Lets build bridges out of town we don't need.
KIASPONDA

Cookeville, TN

#38 Jan 13, 2013
The truck driver is a pot head....Dope head...He should get the death penalty...jmho,,,
TTH

Cookeville, TN

#39 Jan 13, 2013
But wouldn't drug use make him a fine upstanding citizen in good old Sparty? If so, wouldn't his recreational drug use make him less "uptight" and better able to function? LOL
WTH

Tullahoma, TN

#40 Jan 13, 2013
TTH wrote:
But wouldn't drug use make him a fine upstanding citizen in good old Sparty? If so, wouldn't his recreational drug use make him less "uptight" and better able to function? LOL
You are a real piece of work.
TTH

Cookeville, TN

#41 Jan 13, 2013
What's a matter? You folks are very quick to spout off about the joys of drug use. Ok now it looks as if someone is dead because of it so you wanna take a poke at me because I point it out? Who's the piece of work?
Yep

Sparta, TN

#42 Jan 14, 2013
2bpolite wrote:
<quoted text>
Well just maybe that drug bust didn't really happen. There's no proof to it. Just a bunch of hear say and people trying to start stuff.
My heart goes out to the family involved in the accident. You'll be in my prayers.
Actually, there was a bust. I talked to one of the county commissioners and it was discussed at length. And the poster on the other topic about the drug bust was correct on who it was that was busted. This person has multiple previous incarcerations but none were federal. I'm assuming they may be offered immunity if they roll over on the supplier. That's purely conjecture.

Directed toward this topic, I still believe having traffic cams in those areas will help. When in other states there are signs posted that certain areas are monitored by traffic cams and it does have an impact on those areas.

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