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Cumberland soccer coach killed in car accident

An assistant woman's soccer coach has been reportedly killed in a crash on Interstate 24 that involved three vehicles. The 28-year-old man worked for a Tennessee university prior to his death but was in Nashville at the time of the accident.

The police stated that the Cumberland University coach was on the interstate heading west when he collided with the back of a pickup truck from behind. His car was turned sideways during the automobile accident and stopped inside of a lane of traffic. After the coach's vehicle stopped, a tractor trailer struck it on the driver's side. The 20-year-old driver of the pickup truck sustained only minor injuries. The tractor trailer was being driven by a 58-year-old man who also did not sustain any injuries during the accident.

According to the reports, the assistant soccer coach died at the scene of the crash. The police stated that there was a disabled vehicle on the roadway at the time of the accident. The police believe that the disabled vehicle may have contributed to the accident.

The family of the soccer coach could potentially file charges against the person responsible for the disabled vehicle. This could be done with the aid of a motor vehicle accident attorney. However, the police have not yet determined whether the disabled vehicle actually contributed to the crash or not. The investigation will determine the cause of the accident and whether negligence or recklessness may have played any part. Depending on who is found to be at fault for the accident, compensation may be a plausible outcome for the victim or victims' families.

Source: 6 abc, "Cumberland University soccer coach killed in accident", June 17, 2013

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