James Bristol death – obituary, cause of death : James Bristol 63, of Jefferson City, Tennessee. Is dead. He passed away after a fatal car crash.
James was driving home after attending an event across town when suddenly, he lost control of his Freightliner semi. Reports say, the Freightliner semi lost control and swerved dangerously on the road from side to side before ramming into the weigh station’s scale house.
Indiana State Police and the fire department responded to calls of a possible crash that had occurred at the weigh station along I-74 in West Harrison near the Indiana/Ohio state line.
When deputies arrive at the scene, they found a Freightliner semi that had crashed into the weigh station’s scale house destroying the unoccupied building, a tow truck had to be engaged to pull the Freightliner semi out from under the rubble in order to have access to the driver who was still stuck under it.
James Bristol of Jefferson City, Tennessee was later identified as the driver of the reck vehicle. He was declared dead on the scene by the Dearborn County Coroner’s Office.
Investigations carried out discloses that medical issue may have played a role in the crash. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be factors.
An autopsy is pending, and the crash remains under investigation.
No one else was injured.