Overton County News

Posted May 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm

An Overton County man was killed when the ATV he was riding down Charlie Brown Road near Hilham crashed into a tree on Wednesday, May 8.

According to a preliminary report from Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Eddie Gibson, who investigated the incident scene, the crash happened at approximately 7:12 p.m. Gibson’s report narrative said Jason Sparks, 33, of Hilham, was riding his 1995 Yamaha Branshee ATV north on Charlie Brown Road when the vehicle “traveled off the roadway on the right edge of the road striking a tree.”

Sparks reportedly was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.