A 38 year old Smithville man died in a pickup truck crash on Highway 264 (Temperance Hall Road) in Smith County Tuesday morning.
Dead is Nathan Estes.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that Estes was driving north in a 2000 Chevy pickup truck when he ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. The truck then skidded sideways, flipped, and came to rest against another tree. Estes was partially trapped under the vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
According to the THP, the accident occurred around 6:45 a.m.
The crash was investigated by Trooper Gerald Carter, Trooper Tommy Cooper, and Sergeant Eric McCormick of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Estes was a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church and he worked as a miner at Nyrstar Zinc Mine in Smith County.
The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dwight Knowles will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Estes and his maternal grandparents, Sterling and Roberta Martin.
Survivors include his mother, Rita Estes Martin; his father, Phillip and wife Billie Estes; and three brothers, Andy and wife Emily Estes, Dustin Estes, and Gage Estes all of Smithville. Two step-sisters, Tammy Eaton of Watertown and Penny Edwards of Smithville. One step-brother, Stephen Patterson of Smithville. Paternal grandmother, Eleaise Estes of Liberty. An aunt, Donna and husband Dwight Knowles of Smithville. An uncle, Russell Estes of Dowelltown. A niece, Andrea Kate Estes of Smithville and special loved one, Makayla Cornett Bain of Smithville.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.