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THP Trooper Gerald Carter has filed charges against a Lafayette man after he flipped his vehicle at 4147 Galen Road and had to be extricated from the car on Friday night, January 25.


Bright lights illuminated the crash site as emergency workers worked diligently to free 39-year-old James Michael Boyd, of Lafayette. The accident happened around 10:45 p.m.

Boyd was driving a 2011 Kia RBL toward Kentucky when he came around a curve and dropped off the shoulder of the road. “He overcorrected, traveled back across the road, hit the embankment and rolled over,” said Trooper Carter. “He then sled approximately 20 feet on the roof of his car and came to final rest near a traffic sign.”

The Macon County EMS carried him to an area hospital and he is at home recuperating. “He’s lucky to be alive,” Trooper Carter commented.

Carter has charged Boyd with DUI (1st offense), no insurance, no seat belt and due care.

First responders were the Macon County Sheriffs Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County EMS, Lafayette Fire Department, Macon County Rescue and the Macon County Chronicle.