Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 23, 2012

County man killed in single-vehicle crash


Staff writer

CROSSVILLE — A Cumberland County man was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle crash on Peavine Rd. in the area of Woodgate Dr.

Michael A. Lima, 40, of Crossville, was driving a 1990 Ford Aero van when, according to Trooper Al Seitner’s report, the vehicle ran off the right side of the road into a concrete culvert at 9:50 p.m. The van then became airborne and overturned, partially ejecting Lima.

The vehicle came to a final rest on its top.

Lima was not wearing his seatbelt, and the officer’s opinion was that safety restraints would have made a difference in the outcome of the crash.

Blood alcohol tests were requested as part of the investigation of the crash.