Coffee County Man Faces Charge in John Bragg Crash

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Photos: Cannon County Emergency Management Agency

The driver of a pickup truck has been charged following a wreck on John Bragg Highway Tuesday morning.
Joshua Pearson, age 27 of Tullahoma, TN driving a 2008 Chevy Silverado was charged with failure to yield.
According the Tennessee Highway Patrol report, the pickup was traveling north on Hollis Creek Road in Cannon County. A Freightliner Semi (owned by FedEx) and driven by Jimmy Hughes, Jr., age 61 of Shelbyville, was traveling west on US70S. The pickup crossed over US70S from Hollis Creek. While entering the intersection, the pickup failed to yield for the semi in the west bound lanes. The semi struck the pickup in the roadway. The pickup was struck on the passenger side. The pickup spun around in the roadway coming to rest in the roadway. The semi came to rest in the asphalt median.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts.  The driver of the pickup was injured.
The crash was investigated by Trooper Josh Sparkman.  Assisting on the scene were members of the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department, Cannon County Rescue Department and Cannon County Emergency Management Agency.