Macon County Chronicle

Sunday Morning Fatal Crash

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A Gallatin man was killed in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning, April 19, on Highway 52 West near the Howell Road intersection, in Macon County.


The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Michael Wayne Freeman, Jr., of Gallatin, Tn. He was traveling alone.

According to the investigating officer, Trooper Tracy Donoho, Freeman was traveling west in a white 2000 Chevy pickup, toward Westmoreland when he crossed the center line, went off the south side of the road and struck a guardrail. “This caused the truck to flip several times and Mr. Freeman was ejected from the vehicle,” said Trooper Donoho. “The crash was reported at 7:22 a.m.”

“The driver was not wearing a seat belt and he was dead at the scene,” added the Trooper.

 Those responding to the crash scene were the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County EMS, Macon County Sheriffs Office, Westmoreland Police, Westmoreland Fire Department, and the Macon County Chronicle.