Tuesday crash injures 2
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Oct 23, 2013 | 1911 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Two people were injured late Tuesday afternoon when the driver of a pickup truck lost control of the vehicle and crashed.

Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, said he was notified by Bradley County Traffic Unit investigators regarding the crash. The male victim was flown to Erlanger Medical Center via LifeForce helicopter.

A female victim was transported to SkyRidge Medical Center via Bradley County Emergency Medical Service ambulance.

The crash occurred on Million Road just before 5 p.m.

According to reports, Casey Truelove, 22, of a Waterlevel Highway address, was ejected from his Dodge truck. His passenger, Nickki Musich, 21, of Benton, was injured as well.

Gault said according to the initial investigation, Truelove and Musich were traveling south when the truck crossed over the roadway and through the other lane, then struck a tree.

Traffic investigators are expected to return to the scene of the crash later today.

Updated conditions of Truelove and Musich were not immediately available this morning.

Assisting at the scene were Bradley County Fire-Rescue personnel.

- A trailer filled with construction tools was taken from a Lower River Road address last week and investigators with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office continue to search for a suspect.

According to reports, John Malesh said the theft occurred Wednesday during the daylight hours between 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The trailer was described as being 6 feet wide and 10 feet long, black and having a mesh loading ramp attached.

The trailer was parked on the carport of the residence, according to Malesh.

Inside was a Porter-Cable air compressor and hose, wheel chocks and a 100-foot Utili-tech extension cord.

Further investigation revealed a door leading into a storage room at the residence had also been damaged, but it appeared the burglars didn’t gain entry.

A storage building behind the residence also showed signs of tampering. The trailer and contents were valued at $3,360.

- Deputy Robert Jones of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office filed a report for an Old Parksville Road business owner who said someone gained entry to his business and destroyed property.

George Whitener said 28 animal hides were defaced during the break-in.

No signs of forced entry were evident and no property appeared to be stolen.

The tanned hides were valued at $150.