Fatal ATV accident on Sunday morning in Lascassas

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We have more news on a fatal accident involving an ATV that occurred on Sunday morning around 1 AM. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 44-year old Lee M. Sharber was driving a 2010 Polaris Razor on Barlow Lane when he ran off the road and struck a utility pole. Barlow Lane is in the area of Lascassas.

Injured in the accident was 43-year old passenger Leslie L. Johansen. The THP report that neither of the two were wearing a helmet, however they were wearing safety belts at the time of the accident. According to the report, alcohol may have played a factor in the crash as it is believed that Sharber may have been drinking. Again, Sharber was the one driving the ATV.   

Further details from the TN Highway Patrol:

 

DATE:     07/13/14       TIME:01:36

TOTALS:   KILLED: 01     INJURED: 01     NOT INJURED: 00     VEHICLES: 01

 

COUNTY:  RUTHERFORD     CITY: MURFREESBORO

HIGHWAY: 9739 BARLOW LANE   POSTED SPEED: 45

 

 

INVESTIGATING AGENCY: TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL-NASHVILLE

INVESTIGATED BY:      SGT CHAD BILBREY

 

VEHICLE INFORMATION:

VEHICLE # 01

YEAR: 2010   MAKE: POLARIS   MODEL: RZS   BODY TYPE: ATV

LICENSE PLATE NUMBER: NONE   STATE: TN

PULLING TRAILER: NO

 

DRIVER # 01         INJURY TYPE: KILLED

NAME: SHARBER,LEE M

SEX: M   RACE: W   DATE OF BIRTH: 44 yoa

ADDRESS: 

CITY: MURFREESBORO   STATE: TN

DRIVERS LICENSE #: STATE: TN

DRINKING? YES   TEST REQUESTED? NO

DRUGS? NO   TEST REQUESTED? NO

SAFETY BELT IN USE? YES

IF MOTORCYCLIST, WAS HELMET WORN? NO

 

PASSENGER INFORMATION:

PASSENGER # 01     IN VEHICLE #: 01     INJURY TYPE: INJURED

NAME: JOHANSEN,LESLIE L

SEX: F   RACE: W   DATE OF BIRTH: 43 yoa

ADDRESS: 

CITY: LASCASSAS   STATE: TN

DRINKING? NO   TEST REQUESTED? NO

DRUGS? NO   TEST REQUESTED? NO

SEATING POSITION:

SAFETY BELT IN USE? YES  

IF MOTORCYCLIST, WAS HELMET WORN? NO

 

OFFICER'S OPINION:

WOULD SAFETY RESTRAINTS HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE? NO

 

HAS MEDICAL EXAMINER BEEN NOTIFIED? YES

HAS NEXT OF KIN BEEN NOTIFIED? YES

 

CITATIONS ISSUED? NO

 

CRIMINAL CHARGES? NO

 

WILL ADDITIONAL REPORT BE FOLLOW? NO

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CRASH:

VEHICLE ONE WAS SOUTHBOUND ON BARLOW LN WHEN VEHICLE CROSSED THE

SOUTHBOUND LANE LEAVING THE LEFT SIDE OF ROADWAY. VEHICLE ONE THEN

COLLIDED WITH A UTILITY POLE AND CAME TO FINAL REST IN DITCH JUST SOUTH

OF THE UTILITY POLE.

 

AUTHORITY: TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL-NASHVILLE

OPERATOR:  TAYLOR    07-13-2014    04:54

 

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