Trucking Firm Sued in Tennessee Over Death of Teen Highway Worker

December 7, 2009

A lawsuit seeking $5 million has been filed in Tennessee in the death of a teenage highway construction worker.

A truck veered off Interstate 75 on Nov. 9, striking and killing two young contract employees who were tightening a recently installed cable safety barrier in Anderson County.

One of those killed was 19-year-old Jeffrey Brian Thompson II. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported a wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Clinton by Brasha Bowman, who identified herself as the mother of Thompson’s young daughter.

Thompson, of Rogersville, died at the scene as did 18-year-old Cheyenne Dakota Burke of Bulls Gap.

The lawsuit is against T and T Trucking of Winfield. It alleges company driver James R. Hatfield was negligent.

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