18 Year Old Dies in ATV Accident

July 3, 2008
Dwayne Page

An 18 year old Sparta man died in an ATV accident on Indian Mound Road Wednesday evening in DeKalb County.

Dead is Jacob Cole.

Trooper Mark Jones of the Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that Cole was traveling east when the ATV left the road to the right and struck a tree, ejecting him. Cole was wearing a helmet.

DeKalb EMS was summoned to the scene and later an Air Evac Helicopter ambulance but Cole apparently died before he could be airlifted.

Central dispatch had received a call at 6:42 p.m. of an ATV driving at a high rate of speed on Indian Mound Road. A county officer, who went to the area, apparently discovered the accident and requested that EMS be dispatched to the scene. Air Evac arrived at 7:47 p.m.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and the Cookeville Highway Station of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department also responded.

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