Alcohol, drugs contribute to fatal Claiborne County crash

There are 20 comments on the Aug 13, 2012, Knoxville News Sentinel story titled Alcohol, drugs contribute to fatal Claiborne County crash. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

Alcohol, drugs and the lack of a seat belt contributed this morning to the death of a Tazewell man in a single-vehicle crash, according to authorities.

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soap suds

Tazewell, TN

#22 Aug 18, 2012
Juanita wrote:
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Ok, because we all know that everything u read in the paper and ppl post on line is true. No way "those ppl" would lie!!! Yes, he has used drugs and yes, he has been drunk... But it was not a "fact" that he was under the influence at the time of the accident. He was at a party the night before the accident, this happened at 6:00 am the next day!!! So, for all u innocent ppl who are so quick to judge, of u smoke a joint and a week later u wreck and kill urself or someone... The paper will state that it was drug relates cuz its still traceable in ur blood for at least a month... Don't throw stones when u live I glass houses!!! Praying for God to touch u ppls hearts and open it eyes. Like I've always said, if low life ppl can find someone who is worse than they are, that makes them ok!! This is the only way for you ppl to justify ur own action... Prey on the death of u young ands wonderful person who has made mistakes and now he is the one paying for his faults, as will you pay for yours!!!
Ok I want you to think real hard and slowly read the report filed by the state trooper that worked the accident and you will see that drugs and alcohol is what caused him to miss the curve and crash. It's all public record so knock yourselves out trying to defend someone putting innocent people in danger. Now the hiways are safer in Claiborne Co. since this druggie is taking an eternal dirt nap.
Reply tp Soap Suds

Middlesboro, KY

#23 Aug 19, 2012
soap suds wrote:
<quoted text>Ok I want you to think real hard and slowly read the report filed by the state trooper that worked the accident and you will see that drugs and alcohol is what caused him to miss the curve and crash. It's all public record so knock yourselves out trying to defend someone putting innocent people in danger. Now the hiways are safer in Claiborne Co. since this druggie is taking an eternal dirt nap.
I feel sorry for you for the way you see life. Yes, I agree if you drink/drugs you put innocent lives and yourself in danger. Every choice we make has consequences. I myself may not drink or do drugs, but I have answered my cell phone when driving. At that moment I was putting innocent lives at risk. My husband drove long hauls for years, I am sure he has driven when he should have pulled over, but the load had to get there. He put innocent lives at risk. My son's car needed brakes, no money till payday, had to drive it to work that week to get paid. He put innocent lives at risk. We are all human and we all fail.
I am thankful we have a merciful and forgiving God.
mercy

New Tazewell, TN

#24 Aug 19, 2012
I cannot believe that people can post such cold, heartless statements about other peoples lives. Each and everyone of us are addicts, facts and soap suds seem to be addicted to posting and judgement of lives. Food, television, gambling, sex,oh and the real one DRUGS and ALCOHOL have affected almost everyones lives. You talk about the endangerment of lives by driving under the influence, what about cellphones, and eating food, driving fast because you are late. Oh and FACTS seems to be the DRUG ENFORCER because he seems to know who steals, drives under the influence, and makes judgements, so is that seems to be his addiction. Everyone has problems but do we have to air everyone's dirty laundry. The young man is dead, do we have to dig him up and put his family through this again.
Sicko

New Tazewell, TN

#25 Aug 19, 2012
Fact wrote:
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Fist, the "family" raised this druggie. If this "family" had done a better job maybe he wouldn't have been a druggie. Then to the "nice guy" comment, since when is a crackhead "Nice"? He was a loser and now the gene pool is a little cleaner.
I didn't know this guy whe died, but if had the choice to have crossed paths in this life with him or you, I would have chosen him. You are the most pitiful excuse for a human being that there is because you are unsympathetic, callous and uncaring. And by the way there are millions of parents who raised their children to be productive, Christian adults and when the are fall in the drinking & drug scene it is not the parent. I just wonder what kind of parents you had, they was surely spiteful, mean parents to have raised you.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#26 Aug 19, 2012
My sympathy to his family. Even if he was wasted you shouldn't speak badly of the deceased and think about what was left behind. Poor family, I hope he had no children who are now left without a father.
Fact

Tazewell, TN

#27 Aug 19, 2012
Juanita wrote:
Ok "fact" u are unmistakably a bigger low life than any person who has commented on here. Ur bad mouthing a dead person, why don't u take a look at what u have posted!! U wanna blame the family for this wonderful boy for being a drug addict?? Who can we blame for your ignorance and cold heartlessness ?? I am in no way condoning drinking/drug driving what so ever but in situations like this, there are no winners!! You wanna believe that you win because this accident got "another druggie" off the streets... It amazes me that you believe the penalty for being weak is death. Since this whole web site is designed for rumors and opinions, you fit right in. In the eyes of the Lord, there are no big sins or little sins, sin is sin. And since you believe the penalty for sin is death, YOU should be the first to split hell wide open because this boys mother is a true christian, which makes her a child of God. You are downgrading one if Gods children, and that " Fact" is a sin. Why are you still walking this earth. You. Believe Kenny should be dead because he was a sinner? Then so should you. I really would like to bring myself down to ur level and say that is ur upbringing from ignorant, disgusting, scum infested, heartless " HELL BOUND" parents fault. But "ur gene pool" have no control how u've turned out. The last and only thing i have left to say is that I will be praying for you in church on Sunday... Then maybe God will have mercy on ur soul cuz from the looks of things, you definitely need the Lord in ur life. Don't comment back and tell me that ur a believer, follower of the Lord. Because true followers are praying for this kid and his family. You should be ashamed of urself for comments like you have made. One last thing "Fact" I never wish nothing bad for u or ur loved ones.... I don't need too, KARMA & God will take care of that for me!!!
Well sweetie, Some people don't believe in your mythical God. You also need to learn the proper way to spell and write.
Fact

Tazewell, TN

#28 Aug 19, 2012
Sicko wrote:
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I didn't know this guy whe died, but if had the choice to have crossed paths in this life with him or you, I would have chosen him. You are the most pitiful excuse for a human being that there is because you are unsympathetic, callous and uncaring. And by the way there are millions of parents who raised their children to be productive, Christian adults and when the are fall in the drinking & drug scene it is not the parent. I just wonder what kind of parents you had, they was surely spiteful, mean parents to have raised you.
You wonder about my parents? Well, they made sure I could read, speak and write proper English. Something you are lacking. You say I'm "unsympathetic, callous and uncaring" you forgot Cold and Calculating. These are all traits I am proud of. You see, with me, emotions don't cloud my judgments.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#29 Aug 19, 2012
Does it say he was an addict? Not everyone who uses drugs is an addict, he may have been just a recreational user and this is simply a death by misadventure. Some sick comments on here,
Sicko

New Tazewell, TN

#30 Aug 19, 2012
Fact wrote:
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You wonder about my parents? Well, they made sure I could read, speak and write proper English. Something you are lacking. You say I'm "unsympathetic, callous and uncaring" you forgot Cold and Calculating. These are all traits I am proud of. You see, with me, emotions don't cloud my judgments.
If your parents are as sorry as you, then Claiborne county is in worse shape than I thought. Who cares about proper English when addressing a FOOL.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#31 Aug 19, 2012
I've read the article and no mention of him being an addict. He may have simply smoked a joint and people here are calling him a crack addict. Unfcuking believable.
Fact

Tazewell, TN

#32 Aug 19, 2012
Sicko wrote:
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If your parents are as sorry as you, then Claiborne county is in worse shape than I thought. Who cares about proper English when addressing a FOOL.
I'm not from Claiborne County and I have an education, something sorely lacking here.
Sister

Tazewell, TN

#33 Aug 19, 2012
mark wrote:
He was wasted when i seen him at 1 am.sorry for the loss.but as marrie stated glad no other lives were taken due to him being intoxicated and druged up!
. Let me tell u something mark your the bastard that took his money and he was with you the whole night until it happened your a sorry excuse for a person. I can not believe u r so low to put this stuff on here when he begged u to take him home. I feel so bad when God gets his revenge on you. I'm gonna pray for you and hope that this opens your eyes.
courtney

Tazewell, TN

#34 Aug 19, 2012
You clearly have no nothing better to do with your poor excuse that call a life other then sit behind a computer screen and annoynmously post comments your opinion is not needed , your big enough to run your mouth & state your opinion then be big enough to put your name . Your parents may have taught you everything in the world but they did not teach anything about be being a good person or not to say anything if you dont have nothing nice to say. Your a very cruel, cold hearted and inconsiderate person. And if it helps you sleep at night thinking your a good person so be it. I clear as day see differently, people like you show me how much better of people we really are then you. So please do us all a favor keep your comments to yourself until your sting enough to stand behind your word.
Sister

Tazewell, TN

#35 Aug 19, 2012
Fact wrote:
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Fist, the "family" raised this druggie. If this "family" had done a better job maybe he wouldn't have been a druggie. Then to the "nice guy" comment, since when is a crackhead "Nice"? He was a loser and now the gene pool is a little cleaner.
. FYI I'd be his sister and my mother raised us wonderful Kenny lost all control of his self after losing his best friend his hero that would be my grandmother and regardless of what all of you all are sayin I know in my heart my brother is back with her in the clouds of glory and I'm gonna pray that God have mercy on you folks and this opens yours eyes to see that tomorrow isn't promised. And no sin is bigger then any other and everyone of you all are sinning by judging my brother and downing him like this and it's pretty low because you don't even have enough gumption about yourself to put your real name.
Sicko

New Tazewell, TN

#36 Aug 19, 2012
Fact wrote:
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I'm not from Claiborne County and I have an education, something sorely lacking here.
Sure, what ever you say!

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#37 Aug 19, 2012
Sister wrote:
<quoted text>. FYI I'd be his sister and my mother raised us wonderful Kenny lost all control of his self after losing his best friend his hero that would be my grandmother and regardless of what all of you all are sayin I know in my heart my brother is back with her in the clouds of glory and I'm gonna pray that God have mercy on you folks and this opens yours eyes to see that tomorrow isn't promised. And no sin is bigger then any other and everyone of you all are sinning by judging my brother and downing him like this and it's pretty low because you don't even have enough gumption about yourself to put your real name.
I am not a religious person but I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I will be thinking of you and the rest of your family at this tragic time in your life.

RIP
Sicko

New Tazewell, TN

#38 Aug 19, 2012
Sister wrote:
<quoted text>. FYI I'd be his sister and my mother raised us wonderful Kenny lost all control of his self after losing his best friend his hero that would be my grandmother and regardless of what all of you all are sayin I know in my heart my brother is back with her in the clouds of glory and I'm gonna pray that God have mercy on you folks and this opens yours eyes to see that tomorrow isn't promised. And no sin is bigger then any other and everyone of you all are sinning by judging my brother and downing him like this and it's pretty low because you don't even have enough gumption about yourself to put your real name.
Don't worry about what these people say, he was your family and Gods!
courtney

Tazewell, TN

#40 Aug 19, 2012
Just_Ste wrote:
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I am not a religious person but I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I will be thinking of you and the rest of your family at this tragic time in your life.
RIP
thank you soo much there reallly are good people stilll out here .
ALICIA BANKS

Little Rock, AR

#41 Aug 19, 2012
Seriously

New Tazewell, TN

#42 Aug 19, 2012
People are so ridiculous. You know, God works in weird ways. We weren't put on this earth to judge people who make mistakes and do bad things. That isn't our place. That is God's job. If you have the heart to sit here and talk about a deceased man like he was scum of the earth...you're just evil. Like I said earlier, he can't defend himself.

You can't tell me you haven't made any mistakes in your life. How would you feel if people talked about you after you died? Talked bad about your family? Made notice of the mistakes you have made. Think about it. You could be hurting quite a few people. If you don't have a heart keep doing what you're what you're doing. God can take care of you.

And since when can you believe everything you have heard? Especially in the media.

I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing and just pray for Kenny's family. I don't blame it on them. I don't blame it on anybody.

Why don't we all just grow up and let the boy rest in peace?

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