A dump truck driver from Georgia lost his life in a three vehicle crash last week on Buckeye Road just off of Buckeye Loop Rd. in Moore County.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Mark Allen Logan, 53, of Cartersville, Ga., was killed in the crash that involved three heavily loaded dump trucks traveling north on Buckeye Rd. on Thursday, April 10.
According to the THP report, Brian McClure, 52, of Lithonia, Ga., attempted to apply the brakes of his dump truck as he traveled on a downhill grade but he realized his brakes were faulty. McClure then radioed ahead to warn other vehicles of the problem.
Truck driver Gary Claude Moss Jr., 40, of Austell, Ga., was able to get off the roadway, but the report says that Logan was either unable to get off the roadway or unaware that he needed to take action.
McClure’s truck, which was also pulling a loaded trailer, then struck the rear of Logan’s truck, forcing it into a ditch on Buckeye Road. Both trucks then overturned into the ditch, spilling their load of gravel.
The truck driven by Moss was grazed near the bumper as McClure’s truck passed. Moss’ truck also reportedly did some property damage as it ran off the roadway. Moss then drove away from the scene, but was later stopped by Moore County Sheriff’s Department deputy, who took his statement.
According to the report received from THP on Monday, Moss had yet to speak with THS about the crash.
Moore County Sheriff’s department received the initial 911 call and responded along with the Metro Moore County Fire Department and ambulance service.
According to the THP, Logan was air lifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He died on Sunday.
The investigation is ongoing.