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Graves man killed in crash

Staff report

A two-vehicle wreck on the Purchase Parkway late Thursday morning resulted in the death of a Boaz man, according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.

The wreck, to which responders were dispatched at 11:37 a.m. Thursday, occurred near the Purchase Parkway's 51-mile marker.

According to the Marshall County sheriff's office, a 1999 Freightliner dump truck driven by Boaz resident Timothy Lawson was northbound on the Purchase Parkway when the vehicle's left front tire separated, causing the truck to veer left into the median.

The truck overturned as it crossed the median, and the dump truck bed - loaded with dirt and gravel - broke free from the truck and came to rest in the southbound lanes.

The truck continued across the southbound lanes and came to rest upside down in the culvert on the west side of the parkway.

Flying debris struck a southbound 2007 Dodge truck occupied by Mayfield resident Phillip Crofoot and Paris, Tenn., resident Scot Walsh, causing minor damage to the truck.

Crofoot and Walsh were uninjured.

Lawson was pronounced dead at the scene by Marshall County Deputy Coroner Barry Taylor.

Marshall County deputies, Marshall County EMS and responders from the Gilbertsville Fire Department, the Palma-Briensburg Fire Department, the Possum Trot Fire Department and Marshall County Rescue Squad assisted.

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