Fatal accident on South Jefferson Avenue in Cookeville
By Kim Swindell Wood | October 30, 2018 9:08 am
On Oct. 29, 2018 at 5:26 p.m., Cookeville police officers responded to 120 South Jefferson Ave. about a motor vehicle accident. A 2014 Ford Escape driven by 64-year-old Gerald Champion, of Cookeville, left the roadway while traveling on South Jefferson Avenue, striking a parked 2008 Nissan Altima. Mr. Champion was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead at the hospital. Initial investigation indicates Mr. Champion suffered a medical event prior to the crash.
This crash remains under investigation. If anyone witnessed the crash and has not yet spoken with police, please call the Traffic Enforcement Division of the Cookeville Police Department at (931) 520-5370 or the main station at (931) 526-2125.