Two Young Lives Lost In Tragic Accident On I-24 In Coopertown Friday Evening

Smokey Barn News, July 26th, 2013

fatal crash sqA single-vehicle crash occurred at mile marker 22 on I-24 in Coopertown Friday evening about 5 p.m. between Highway 49 and Maxey Road.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed Darius J Diehl 21 of Oak Grove, KY (driver) and Amber J Trumble 22 of Hopkinsville, KY (passenger) were killed in the accident and traffic was shut down on I-24 westbound  but has since reopened as of  9 p.m. tonight.

According to The Tennessee Highway Patrol the 2006 Ford SUV was traveling in the left lane of travel on interstate 24 westbound at mile marker 22  and ran off the left shoulder of the road and continued, where it struck a series of trees in the median.  After striking the trees, the SUV came to an uncontrolled final rest position facing east on its right side.

Amber was wearing her safety belt however Darius was not wearing his safety belt.

Smokey & Staff would like to convey our sympathy to the family and friends that are affected by this tragic accident.

Jim Ball reporting

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  1. Jane Doe

    Amber is my best friend. even know she is dead she will still be with me forever. i moved 12 hours away when my daughter passed away and Amber told me she thought she would never see me again… the next time i saw her she was covered in a white blanket on a cold metal slab… now i know Amber and my daughter are together forever waiting for me and our family to join. life on earth is just temporary, life in Heaven is forever. what maters most in this world is that we learn mistakes from ourselves and from others. we are put here to be able to makes mistakes and to learn from them. when we are done learning from our mistakes then there is no reason to be here anymore, if we learned what we were suppose to learn in our human forms than our spirit is free to go to the Heavens where our spirits belong.

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  3. Bria

    My cousin is one of the victims . I miss him so much. My heart is in pain. We appreciate the prayers and concerns . Makes us feel better