Clarksville Man Dies After Accident In Coopertown

After the impact the vehicle spun around stopping some 30 feet from the initial
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Smokey Barn News
Tuesday December 9, 2014
Coopertown, Robertson County, Tenn.

Clarksville Man Dies After Accident In Coopertown Sunday

Officials believe that a medical emergency may the be the cause of a fatal accident that occurred on Hwy 49 Sunday afternoon in Coopertown.

FullSizeRender (10)According to Coopertown Police, Jeff Sale, 47, of Clarksville was traveling West on Hwy 49 Sunday afternoon around 12:36PM when his pickup left the roadway directly across from Coopertown Middle School and impacted a treeline. (Location of wreck) After the impact the vehicle spun around stopping some 30 feet from the initial impact site.

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Jeff “Smokey” Sale with his two grandchildren.  Photo Submitted

Two witnesses saw the wreck and called 911. Arriving quickly on the scene was Coopertown Police officer Tyler Haley who is also a trained EMT. Haley found the driver slumped over on the seat, he was not breathing and he had no pulse. Haley immediately began CPR on Sale until emergency crews arrived.

Sale was transported to NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield but he did not survive. It is not clear at the moment if Sale died from the injuries he sustained in the accident or if some kind of medical emergency was the primary factor. The impact was strong enough to trigger the vehicle’s airbags to deploy.

The accident is still under investigation.

Responding to the scene was Robertson County EMS, The Pleasant View Fire Department, Robertson County Emergency Management agency and Coopertown Police.

Smokey would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the Sale family and to anyone touched by this tragedy.

According to his on line obituary, Jeffery was born August 12, 1967, in Clarksville, TN, to Lewis Sale and Rebecca O’Bryan Shelton.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 10, at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Madewell officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, in Dickson, TN. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Sale is survived by his wife of 23 years, Lynne Williams Sale; father, Lewis (Terry) Sale of White Bluff, TN; mother, Rebecca O’Bryan (Wendell) Shelton of Cumberland Furnace, TN; grandmother, Beatrice Shelton of Cumberland Furnace; maternal parents, Margie and Art Burr of Clarksville; two daughters, Kristina (Bryan) Smith and Jenna Sale (Alex), both of Clarksville; three brothers, Chester Sale, Jr. of Cumberland Furnace, TN, Bobby (Aja) Hollowell of White Bluff, TN, and Michael (Melissa) Hollowell of Oakland, TN; three sisters, Crissy (Wes) Bryant of White Bluff, TN, Rene Ward of Dickson, TN and Melissa (Don) Lemons of LaVergne, TN; and two grandchildren, Brayden Smith and Zoie Correa.

Pallbearers will be Carnell Parker III, Chris Malugin, Craig Stuard, Donald Griffin, Adam McDonald, Rob Norris, Josh Easter, and Larry Wayne Groves.

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