Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at approximately 11:17pm, Deputies were dispatched to the Metcalfe/Adair County line on Burkesville Road for a semi accident.
Preliminary investigation determines that 54 year old Jerry Mitchell from Byrdstown,Tennessee was operating a 2012 Kenworth semi with a load of live chickens when he drove off the right shoulder of the road and attempted to bring the semi back onto the road. The semi then overturned, losing the driver to lose his load of chickens on Burksville Road. The accident closed the road for approximately seven hours for clean-up.
Deputy Josh Durbin is the investigating officer and was assisted by Deputy Padget, Deputy Hitch, Adair County Emergency Management Director Mike Keltner, and the Breeding Fire Department.