Another mid-state motorist struck and killed during high speed police chase
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (WMOT) -- For the second time in less than a month a mid-state motorist is dead after being struck by suspects fleeing police during a high speed pursuit.
WTVF-TV reports that 66-year-old Tullahoma resident Joe Moon was killed in a crash early Thursday morning. Oficials say he was struck by a vehicle occupied by an 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man. The pair were being pursued after police tried to stop them in Manchester.
Police say the two struck the victim’s truck broadside on the driver’s side. The pickup then rolled several times and caught fire.
Earlier this week a Murfreesboro man filed a $10 million suit against the Rutherford and Coffee County Sheriff’s Departments following the death of his wife in a similar crash in late June.
Twenty-eight-year-old Jessica Campos died when a suspect being pursued by deputies crashed into her car at the corner of S. Church Street and Veterans Parkway.