THP: Two die in Roane wreck

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says two men died after the cargo van they were in collided with the back of a tractor-trailer Monday morning in Roane County.

The THP says that 63-year-old Robert Rich of Rockwood had been driving a 2020 Ford Transit van east on I-40 near mile marker 356 when the tractor-trailer driven by a Florida man slowed down due to lane closures from a previous accident.  The van did not stop in time and collided with the rear of the truck’s trailer.  Rich and his passenger, 39-year-old Adam Milburn of Rockford, Illinois—who troopers say was not wearing a seatbelt—died in the crash.  The driver of the tractor-trailer and his passenger were uninjured. 

No charges or citations were issued.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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