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Driver succumbs to injuries suffered Sunday night in Church Hill wreck

Jeff Bobo • Jan 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM

CHURCH HILL — A Bean Station man who was partially ejected from his pickup as the result of a single vehicle rollover crash Sunday night succumbed to his injuries Tuesday.

The accident occurred at 10:38 p.m. on Highway 11-W near the New Canton Road intersection.

According to a report filed by Church Hill Police Department Officer Dustin Dean, James R. Isenberg, 37, of Bean Station, was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 westbound on 11-W when the truck ran off the left side of the roadway and into the median.

The truck then traveled 174 feet before striking a paved U-turn area in the median and going airborne for approximately 70 feet.

When the truck landed in the grass median, the front bumper dug into the ground, which caused the vehicle to rotate sideways and continue to travel 120 feet before overturning onto the eastbound lanes of 11-W.

Dean stated in his report that the pickup then overturned a second time and traveled approximately 70 feet before coming to rest on its wheels.

“The driver was discovered partially ejected through the passenger side rear window,” Dean stated in his report. “It appears (Isenberg) was wearing a seat belt but was thrown free as the vehicle began to flip over.”

Dean stated in his report that speeding was a factor in the crash.

The Church Hill Fire Department and Church Hill Rescue Squad responded to the crash and extricated Isenberg, who was pinned in the wreckage.

Isenberg was then transported to Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center via Hawkins County EMS. He died Tuesday evening at the hospital.

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