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One killed in Thursday crash on I-24 in Manchester

A Coffee County man was killed in a crash Thursday on Interstate 24 near the exit 111 eastbound after his vehicle went underneath a stationary tractor trailer. 

Authorities identified the name of the deceased Friday as Ralph Reed, age 50, of Manchester.

Multiple agencies responded – including Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, Manchester Police, Coffee County EMS, Manchester Fire & Rescue Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol, which will reconstruct the accident. 

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According to THP preliminary report, Reed’s vehicle veered off the roadway and struck an improperly parked commercial vehicle on the shoulder of the road. The driver of the tractor trailer was identified as Michael Judkins, age 65, of McMinnville. No citations were issued. THP is continuing to investigate the cause of the accident.

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