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One death, one shooting at Bonnaroo

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11:24 am

Another Bonnaroo has wrapped up and the festival goers have left the area.

This year there was one individual who died while attending the annual event. According to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves, Zachary Shuck died Thursday at a Nashville hospital after being flown there after suffering problems at Bonnaroo. Shuck was transported from the festival to the medical tents where he was treated and then placed in a waiting helicopter and flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he later died.

“We will have to wait on the Metro Medical Examiner to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death,” Sheriff Graves said Tuesday morning. “They will notify us when the autopsy is to be performed and we will go from there.”.

Investigators from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a shooting incident that occurred at Bonnaroo Sunday night. According to Graves, Crockett Burgess, 23, of North Collins St., Tullahoma, told officers that he was shot while attending the festival. According to Investigator Sgt. Danny Ferrell, Burgess was shot in the left leg just below the knee. He was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Burgess told deputies that he did not know who shot him or why.

No Traffic Fatalities

Preliminary figures from the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Chattanooga District indicate that State Troopers investigated 29 traffic crashes with zero fatalities during the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Coffee County from Wednesday, June 6 through Monday, June 11.

Logging over 7,200 man-hours over six days, State troopers worked around-the-clock to ensure festival-goers had a safe Bonnaroo experience. Of the 29 crashes investigated by the THP, there were nine injury wrecks and 20 property damage crashes.

“Every state trooper assigned to Bonnaroo knew that the collective goal was to have one of the safest Bonnaroo festivals ever,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “They gave 100 percent for six-days to ensure that traffic was moving and motorists were obeying the law. From speeding to seat belt to DUI enforcement, I am proud of THP’s contribution during this year’s festival.”

State Troopers issued 347 moving violation citations and responded to 534 motorist assist calls throughout the six-day event. A breakdown of all THP-issued citations during this year’s festival period is included in this release.

The hazardous moving violations that occurred during Bonnaroo included 276 speeding tickets, 14 DUI’s, five reckless driving citations, 15 violations of signals and sign controls and 37 other moving violations.

THP also issued several non-moving traffic violations. These included 18 child passenger restraint violations, 252 safety belt violations, 99 drivers license law violations, 24 revoked or suspended drivers licenses, 98 registration violations, four open container law violations, three misdemeanor drug violations and 240 other non-moving violations.