Crash closes Lantana Rd. Monday

Gregory Gene Crabtree, 37, Cookeville, walked away from this crash that occurred on Lantana Rd. at the intersection of Brewer Rd. Monday shortly before 11 a.m. THP Trooper First Class Nick Neal reported Crabtree was driving a 2001 Freightliner F80 west on Brewer Rd. when the vehicle's brakes failed as it approached the intersection. The truck, pulling a trailer with utility poles on it, attempted to turn onto Lantana Rd. but rolled over and came to rest in the south lane of Lantana Rd. "It was later discovered that he had blown an air supply line close to the compressor which caused the sudden brake loss," Neal wrote in his report. The crash caused Lantana Rd. to be closed for a period of time while the crash was investigated and debris cleared from the road.