VIDEO: Pickup Driver loses life after hitting gas main in White house

UPDATE: Video Report http://youtu.be/23n2GfivpdgA man driving a dark colored pickup truck on Hwy 31 towards Hwy 76 lost control and plowed into the Stone Cottage Antique Shop at 3210 Hwy 31, White House, TN, Tn around 7:35pm. The truck hit a gas main which ignited a fire. Robertson County & Sumner County EMS along with White House Rescue responded to the call. According to witnesses at the scene the truck had struck another vehicle on 31W and then preceded on before losing control and plowing into the Stone Cottage. The driver did not survive the accident and Rescue and EMS were unable to remove the driver from the truck  until the gas was turned off. Piedmont Natural Gas had to locate the gas line running through the yard to cap off the gas. Fire fighters have gotten the fire under control but White House Fire Chief Joe Palmer told Smokey the business is  most likely a total loss.

UPDATE: The name of the driver has been released. Arrangements for Kris Leggett @ Austin & Bell in White House visitation Friday 2:00-8:00, Saturday 11:00-1:00, funeral at 1:00.

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PRESS RELEASE

On 1/22/13 at approximately 1911 hours, the White House Police Department
responded to a motor vehicle accident with a fatality at 3210 HWY 31W. Witnesses
reported that a Red Chevy Pick up truck traveling South on 31W had been driving
erratically, before leaving the roadway and striking the building located at 3210
HWY 31W. Upon hitting the building, the vehicle ruptured a natural gas line
causing the vehicle and the building to catch fire. The deceased is identified as 33
year-old Gary K Legget of Cottontown, TN. There were no other passengers in the
vehicle.
The investigation into the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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  1. 740Chan

    My prayers go out to the victim and family and friends of. I was just in the same accident 2 days ago in snowy and icey weather conditions and slid out of control. My truck busted a gas main rear passenger side and destroyed the entire back end of my truck; I got out of my truck to take a look at the damage and smelled gas and heard the hissing before even opening my door. I walked around the corner of it and that’s when I realized that not only was my truck damagdd but I had totally snapped all the pipes connected to the gas meter and one of the main ones coming out of the brick wall of the business. I say truck but it is a SUV but the entire lift gate glass was gone and the gate itself was ripped opnn and all the gas was filling my truck. Trying to think quickly I foolishly got back in my truck, started it up and pulled off of the pipes I was caught up on. I didn’t realize really how lucky I am until I saw this story. It breaks my heart to see someone lose their life in such a freak accident like this. Its scary how quickly life can be taken from us at any given moment especially when its so unexpected. You will all be in my prayers and I hope everyone takes heed to this story and tries to be a little safer on the roads. The consequences for our actions sometimes being more than we expected and when that happens, its too late. God bless you all and may the deceased rest in peice.

    Ironton, OH

  2. Linda Mcpherson previously Linda Lawrence

    I am saddened about this loss of life in such a terrible way. I will be praying for all touched by this. I grew up in White House. I loved to rock on the front porch of my Granny’s home and count the passing cars. Her name was Frances Lawrence. A;though she went to heaven many years ago, she was the finest person I ever knew. She always said good things about everybody and she taught me to do the same. God Bless You All!

    • Randall

      I know Linda, this was a big part of life for her. Time spent with her grandmother @ that home. Sad accident for many people. May Gods grace be with the drivers family.