HED:Union County teen killed in one-vehicle wreck

CATEGORY: CAC Car Accidents

AUTHOR: GIBSON

HED:Union County teen killed in one-vehicle wreck

NEW ALBANY A Union County teen died Tuesday afternoon after being thrown from the bed of a pickup.

Chris Easterling, 13, of the Jugfork community, was pronounced dead as the result of traumatic head injuries at the scene of the 5 p.m. accident on County Road 190 in the Jugfork community, said Union County Coroner Mark Golding.

The accident occurred when the driver of the truck apparently lost control of the vehicle. The driver also was injured in the accident, but no further information was available Tuesday evening.

The accident remains under investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Department.

Michaela Gibson Morris