published Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Tennessee trooper killed in motorcycle crash

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday in Smyrna, Tenn., according to a THP news release.

Trooper Andy Wall, 36, and Trooper Buddy Head were escorting U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilots to an air show on their state motorcycles when they became involved in a crash involving three other vehicles, the release stated.

Wall died at Vanderbilt University. Head was injured, but no civilians were hurt, the release stated.

The accident is being investigated, the release stated.

Wall was assigned to the THP Nashville District and worked primarily out of Dickson County. He graduated from the THP Training Academy in 2004.

His father, Tom Wall, is a former sheriff of Dickson County. Trooper Wall leaves his parents, a sister, and girlfriend. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later.

about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.