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The victim of a two-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday on Genesis Rd. at the intersection of Wlidlife Lane near the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency checking station has been identified as a Morgan County man.
Richard Webb, 63, of Sunbright, is identified in Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Bobby Barker’s report as the driver of a 1997 Ford Escort and who was dead at the scene.
Passengers in the vehicle are not identified because of their age. Both are females ages 8 and 10 and both suffered critical injuries. Their relationship to the driver is not known. Barker’s report lists both of their home addresses as being in Jamestown.
Driver of the second vehicle, a 2004 Ford F350 truck, is identified as Michael R. Scarbro, 54, of Crossville. He was shaken but not injured.
The crash was reported to Cumberland County emergency responders at 2:36 p.m. and first reports from the scene identified the two girls as age 9. Weather conditions prevented helicopters from flying to the area of the crash.
One of the girls was rushed to the Rockwood Airport to a LifeStar base and was flown to The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. The second girl was rushed to Cumberland Medical Center and flown from CMC’s heliport to UT.
Their conditions were not available at the time of this report but both are believed to have suffered serious injuries.
The report indicates that no one in the car was wearing seat belts but because of the severity of the crash, in the officer’s opinion and in this instance, it would not have made a difference in the outcome.
Barker’s report states that the Ford Escort was traveling “west bound” on Genesis Rd. when the Ford truck crossed over the center line and crashed into the car. The car came to rest on the shoulder of the road, facing the direction of Morgan County.
The truck continued traveling for some distance before coming to rest in a grassy area on the edge of the woods, some distance off the road.
The report states that Scarbro was issued a citation and that a decision on criminal charges is pending.
Trooper Jack Alderman assisted in the crash and a member of THP’s Critical Incident Response Team is also involved in the investigation, which is continuing.