Johnson County Sheriff’s office investigating truck accident near Edinburgh

By The Daily Journal, Franklin

EDINBURGH — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single-vehicle fatal accident near Edinburgh.

A box truck went off the road near County Road 800E and County Road 650S Wednesday afternoon at around 5:14 p.m. The driver was going southbound when the truck went off the roadway and down a steep embankment, said Sheriff Duane Burgess.

While off the road, the vehicle hit several trees and caught fire, he said.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating with assistance from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Edinburgh Police Department. The Amity, Edinburgh and Marietta fire departments also responded to the scene.

The accident began in Johnson County but the truck came to a rest in Shelby County, so the Shelby County Coroner’s Office will be conducting the investigation, Burgess said.

The accident is under investigation and more information, including the identity of the driver, will be released when possible.