THP: Driver charged after one killed in tractor trailer accident in McMinn Co. Thursday

THP Special Programs Sergeant Alan Bailey says the accident involved two tractor-trailers. (Image: MGN)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol tells NewsChannel 9 that one person died in an accident in McMinn County Thursday morning.

The accident happened at about 9 a.m. on Highway 305, near County Road 220.

THP Special Programs Sergeant Alan Bailey says the accident involved two tractor-trailers. One driven by 40-year-old Earnest P. Biddwell of Decatur was heading south, and the other driven by 53-year-old John H. Hubbard of Delano was heading north.

Bailey says Biddwell lost his trailer, and it drifted into the oncoming lane and struck Hubbard's truck. That truck then overturned, and Hubbard was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bailey says Biddwell left the scene, and authorities caught up with him a short time later in Meigs County.

Biddwell is now charged with vehicular homicide, and was cited for driving on a revoked license, and for having no medical card.

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