One Killed in Head-On Collision in Huntsville

UPDATED: November 14, 2017 @ 12:15PM

Huntsville, TN (2017-11-14) A Campbell County man is dead, and three others injured following a head-on traffic collision on Baker Highway in east Huntsville.

David K. Tackett, 41, of Lafollette died from injuries he sustained in a Monday afternoon traffic accident on State Route 63 near the entrance to the Scenic Hills subdivision.  According to a preliminary report filed by Trooper Meleah Murray of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tackett was the driver of an eastbound 2005 Ford F-150 that crossed the center line into the path of westbound light-duty truck around 12:39 p.m.

Tackett’s truck collided with a 1997 Ford F-150, driven by Nora S. Pemberton, 23, of Huntsville.  As result of the impact, Tackett’s truck came to rest in the westbound lane, while Pemberton’s vehicle ended up on the left-hand shoulder of the highway.

Tackett was killed in the crash.  Pemberton, and two passengers in her vehicle, identified as Evelyn R. Pemberton, 52, of Huntsville, and 8-month old Shelby Smith of Huntsville, were all injured.

According to authorities, Tackett was not wearing a seat belt.  In the opinion of the Trooper, seat belt usage would have made a difference in the outcome of the accident.

Following the accident, traffic was initially routed through the scene, but the highway was later closed between Winona Road and Jeffers Road so authorities could conduct a comprehensive investigation.  During the closure, which lasted nearly than three hours, traffic was rerouted onto Jeffers Road (Old Highway 63).

Emergency responders on the scene included the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, East 63 Volunteer Fire Department, Huntsville Fire and Rescue, and the Scott County Rescue Squad.

 

ORIGNAL STORY

Huntsville, TN (2017-11-13) One person is dead and three others injured following a horrific head-on collision in east Huntsville early Monday afternoon.

According to preliminary information from the scene, two light-duty trucks were involved in a head-on collision just west of the entrance to the Scenic Hills subdivision Monday afternoon.  As result of injures received in the accident, the driver of one of the vehicles, identified as a male from Campbell County, died at the scene.  Three people in the other vehicle, including two females and a child, were reportedly injured.  The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately known; however, they were believed to not be life-threatening.

Following the accident, traffic was initially routed through the scene, but the highway was later closed between Winona Road and Jeffers Road for a comprehensive accident investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Since the investigation remains active, the identities of those involved have not been released.

Emergency responders on the scene included: The Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, East 63 Volunteer Fire Department, Huntsville Fire and Rescue, and the Scott County Rescue Squad.