A CRASH ON INTERSTATE 40 CLAIMS THE LIFE OF A JACKSON MAN AND TIES UP TRAFFIC EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.
ACCORDING TO THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL. 77-YEAR-OLD JERRY EWELL DIED AFTER HIS TRUCK FLIPPED AND WAS HIT BY AN 18-WHEELER.
TROOPERS SAY EWELL WAS HEADED WEST ON I-40 WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS TRUCK AND WENT INTO THE MEDIAN.INVESTIGATORS SAY HE THEN ROLLED INTO THE EAST BOUND LANES AND IN FRONT OF THE SEMI....
..This was the news report to a wreck that i responded to today around noon,as i pulled up on the scene i noticed the truck looked farmiliar.as i was walking up i noticed that it was Mr.Ewell's truck,a man who ive known since i was born and i farm for his son who is my dads best freind.His family is basically part of my family and theyve always been a major part of my life.As i looked at him under the blanket the state trooper had put on him i realized i made a mistake of looking at him bc half of his body was gone and in the grass beside the interstate.I was on the rescue unit and i cut his truck apart to get him free.After that i looked thru all the debris to collect a few things that i knew the family would want,part of which had blood on it.Then the trooper had me go tell his son what happened which was the hardest things ive ever had to do in my entire life.Shortly after i had to go to the ER w/ the family and my family who was there for them which was also hard bc i was still in my fire clothes which still had blood on it.The funeral is saturday.This has been the hardest day of my life,never thought id have to deal w/ somthin like this bc ive dealt w/ many wrecks just like this but its never been someone this close to me,i was wrong and i dont know what to do now,it took ab 9 hrs for all of this to hit me bc i just kept thinking to myself that this is my job and its wat i do,but it hit me and it hit me hard tonite,and i havnt found a way to deal w/ this...any suggestions?
RIP MR. EWELL 1931-2008