published Friday, December 9th, 2011

McMinn County: ATV driver dies from wreck injuries

One of the four people involved in an ATV crash on Highway 305 in McMinn County Thursday night has died, officials said this afternoon.

Zachary Schultz, 22, died today from injuries he sustained in the crash, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a news release.

Schultz was driving a 2003 Yamaha ATV when his vehicle hit a 2007 Honda ATV being driven by Dylan Eichenberger, 19, of Niota, Tenn., around 7 p.m.

Schultz, 20-year-old Malora Buckner and 19-year-old Chasity Grant all were airlifted to Erlanger hospital, where Buckner still is listed in critical condition, officials said.

Speed was a factor in the accident, Tennessee Highway Patrol spokeswoman Dalya Qualls said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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RetiredMarshal said...

this could of been prevented if the man had a helmet on.when will people learn.this is a shame.

December 10, 2011 at 9:54 a.m.
HannaBeckman said...

These 2 broke several traffic laws..Driving without a helmet/under the influence/driving on a state/interstate road/street/highway.Over on FB nothing but glowing reviews of their lives, nothing about being morons breaking laws

December 10, 2011 at 5:55 p.m.
DixieBandit4 said...

Ok i dont know who you are miss beckman but you need to watch your mouth and have some respect zach was a family member to mcminn county we all loved him as a firefighter and a person he was truly great person somthin you would know nothing about you didnt know him so that gives you no reason to judge him he was a hero in the eyes of many so make sure when you post a comment do it with respect because what you posted was uncalled for

December 11, 2011 at 10:16 p.m.
brittpetrillo said...

@hannabeckman WOW I would becareful what I say about people what if it was one of your family members... brother, son, Dad... you just never know when you might fundraising yourself in someone elses shoes have compassion on people. And if you didn't know the guy then how do you know if his life wasn't glowing and touched so many peoples lifes?? Btw you look stupid and obviously cant read BUT they done said he wasnt under the influence! But you might would like to invest in some reading glasses : ) I pray God blesses you with compassion and better eye sight..

December 14, 2011 at 12:21 a.m.
brittpetrillo said...

Find** not fundraising

December 14, 2011 at 12:23 a.m.
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