Macon County Chronicle

Macon Man Killed in Tragic Accident

A 31-year-old Macon County man was killed and another seriously injured, in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 10 South, in Trousdale County, during the early morning hours of Sunday, August 22nd, 2010.

Derrick Wayne Meador, of Lafayette, who is the son of Teresa & Bruce Meador, was a passenger in a north bound 1999 Plymouth Neon driven by Clinton J. Mabry, also of Macon County, which veered off the right shoulder of the highway and struck a tree around 2:30 a.m.

According to Trooper Neil Ferguson, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Meador was transported by ambulance to Trousdale County Medical Center, in Hartsville, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Mabry, who was pinned in the vehicle, had to be extricated by the Trousdale County Rescue Squad, and was transported to Sumner Regional Medical Center, in Gallatin, by the Trousdale County EMS, then later transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville, Tennessee.

The investigating officers were Troopers Neil Ferguson, Jeff Cook and Kevin Curtis. Neither Meador nor Mabry was wearing a seat belt and charges are pending.

Those responding to the scene included the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Trousdale County EMS & Rescue Squad, Trousdale County Sheriffs Department and Macon County Deputy Phil Harper.

Funeral arrangements were unavailable at press time, but will be announced as soon as possible by Alexander Funeral Home, here in Lafayette.