CENTRE- The Cherokee County Coroner has released the name of the truck driver killed in the accident that took place on Cedar Bluff Road at Northwood Drive in Centre, at around 11:30 Tuesday morning.
Coroner Paul McDonald said Marvin David Patterson, age 59 of Piedmont was pronounced dead at the scene, after apparently suffering a fatal cardiac medical event, which led to the log truck leaving the road – then colliding with two utility poles, before coming to rest on its side.
The truck, which was fully loaded, appears to have been traveling north on Cedar Bluff Road when it left the roadway – taking down the utility poles, in turn ripping down the connected traffic light.
Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship informed local media outlets on Wednesday morning that a new light has been ordered – but will take several weeks to arrive. In the meantime, Northwood Drive will be closed, and barricades have been installed.
Please slow down, in and around the affected area – and exercise extreme caution. (WEIS)