A driver who fled the scene after being involved in a recent accident in Clarksville was arrested and charged, an article of News 2 reported.
According to reports, Joseph Karnes, 24, is facing vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an injury accident charges after striking a motorcycle on July 2. Around 5:00 a.m., a Clarksville officer discovered the lifeless body of motorcyclist Jeremy Halstead, 29, near the Cainlo Drive and Tiny Town Road intersection. Halstead was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities were able to arrest Karnes, who was driving a red pickup truck, as the person responsible for the fatal accident. Authorities believe alcohol may have played a role in the crash. Halstead underwent blood testing and authorities are waiting for the results to confirm his sobriety at the time of the accident.
The deepest thoughts of the wrongful death attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP are with the family and friends mourning the sudden loss of their loved one.
An elderly man in Memphis, Tennessee recently died after he was struck by a vehicle driven by a DUI repeat offender, wmcactionnews5.com reported on September 11.
According to reports, Thomas Holloway on September 9 was heading home on his motorcycle when he was struck by a vehicle on Shelby Drive. The driver that caused the crash was identified as Christopher Franklin. He reportedly pulled in front of the motorcyclist as they were turning. Holloway suffered broken bones and bleeding on the brain. Franklin, whose license was revoked after his fourth DUI, was arrested for driving under the influence and driving without a license.
A motorcyclist was reported dead after being involved in a recent accident in Henry County, WBBJ7 reported on Monday, May 5.
Authorities identified Benton County motorcyclist Michael Wall, 39, who was killed on May 4. Reports coming from the Jackson THP said the incident occurred at around 5:00 p.m. on the corner of Highway 79 and Elkhorn Road when a vehicle veered into the biker’s path. It was confirmed that Wall wore a helmet at the time of the crash. The driver of the other vehicle, Suzanne Fowlkes of Paris, was not injured in the wreck but was found to be intoxicated while driving. She has since been charged with a DUI.
The attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, who have suffered a great loss from this motorcycle accident.