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2 men dead after accidents

2 men dead after accidents

Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2010 9:07 pm

Two Obion County men have died after separate accidents this week.
An Obion man has died from injuries sustained in an accident on Sunday.
Randall G. Dutton, 70, of Bud Barker Road, was traveling southbound on his 2005 Harley-Davidson XL1 on Bud Barker Road around 3 p.m. Sunday and was negotiating a curve to the right when he was struck by a 1994 GMC pickup driven by Clayton J. Mahan, 52, of Bud Barker Road, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. (See related obituary on Page 12.)
Mahan was traveling west out of a private drive attempting to make a right turn onto Bud Barker Road and crossed the center line striking the motorcycle. After the impact, Dutton’s motorcycle exited the westbound edge of the roadway and traveled down an embankment and came to final rest.
According to the report, Mahan then backed into a private drive and parked.
Dutton was airlifted from the scene to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, according to his brother, Richard Dutton. Randall Dutton died there at 10:09 a.m. Wednesday.
A Troy man has died after having an accident on an ATV Wednesday night.
Robert David Short was found in a creek bed off Wall Road, according to a report from the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department. He died at the scene. (See related obituary on Page 12.)
Investigator Marty Plunk said the department responded to the Chestnut Glade area Wednesday where they had a report of an ATV crash with someone injured. He said Short was riding with several friends when he tried to negotiate climbing a steep bank to get out of the creek. His is ATV flipped over backwards on top of him.
Plunck said there were several witnesses to the accident.
Short was transported by the Weakley County Ambulance Service to Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin.
Published in The Messenger 6.24.10

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