Heavy-haul load shifts, kills driver

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | 1/14/2013

A Tennessee truck driver was killed on Saturday, Jan. 12 when the front-end loader he was hauling shifted forward and came to rest on the truck’s cab.

Photo courtesy of Clarksville Police Department

A front-end loader broke loose from the trailer it was being hauled on, crushing the tractor, and killing a driver in Tennessee.

Carroll Hall of Goodlettsville, TN, was driving on a downhill segment of the road when the front-end loader dislodged and went over the tongue of the flatbed and onto the cab, Clarksville Police Department spokesman Jim Knoll told Land Line.

The crash happened around 4 p.m., and the street was closed until approximately 11:30 p.m. Workers brought in a crane to lift the loader off the cab. A tow truck then pulled the truck out from under the front-end loader, Knoll said.

The brake of the loader was on and there were chains on it, according to Knoll.

Hall, 66, was retired and helping out by hauling the load. He was trapped inside the truck and died at the scene.

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