published Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Birchwood, Tenn., man killed in crash

A Birchwood man died Saturday afternoon after his truck left Grasshopper Road in a curve and slammed into a tree.

A Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office release identifies the man as 59-year-old Billy J. Leroy.

According to the release, Leroy was traveling east when his 1996 Toyota Tacoma left the road, continued along the ditch for a ways and then struck a large tree.

Leroy died from injuries he sustained in the crash. An investigation is ongoing, the release stated.

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