Cyclist dies after crash with truck
Posted By Sparta Live | August 20, 2012 12:00 am
A man riding his bicycle on August 12 was killed in a crash when a Ford F-150 pickup truck allegedly crossed the centerline and struck the cyclist head on.
Alan P. David, 54, of Crossville, who was reportedly an avid cyclist, was riding his bike headed eastbound on Burgess Falls Road at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.
A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol states that Jeffery Maxwell, 55, of Baxter, who was driving a 1996 Ford F-150 truck, crossed the centerline, hitting David head-on.
The crash was investigated by Trooper David Hickey and the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Critical Incident Response Team. Trooper Hickey said that a field sobriety test led officers to believe that Maxwell was under the influence of drugs. A blood test was conducted but the results have not yet returned from the lab.
Maxwell was charged at the scene with driving under the influence and driving on a revoked/suspended license.
As of Monday, August 13, David was reportedly undergoing surgery.
On August 15, Capt. R.C. Christian of THP reported that David had passed away.
Following David’s death, Trooper Hickey announced that Maxwell was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.
Maxwell is currently being held at the White County Justice Center. He was reportedly uninjured in the crash.