Fatal wreck injures two of Chapel Hill

Friday, October 26, 2007
Photos by David Melson Sgt. Nikia Elliott of the Bedford County Sheriff's Department inspects the car in which Miguel Angel Lozada of Shelbyville was killed west of Unionville on Oct. 25.

A 30-year-old Shelbyville man died and two Chapel Hill men were hurt Thursday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Unionville-Chapel Hill Road about two miles west of Unionville.

Miguel Angel Lozada, 30, 1614 Fairfield Pike, was westbound when his car ran off the left side of the road, came back across and was struck by an eastbound truck, Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Johnny Hunter said.

Investigators said the victim's small car was broken in half by the impact. Lozada was ejected during the crash, according to emergency workers.

Lozada, an employee of Genesco in Chapel Hill, was on his way to work, investigators said.

The truck's driver, James Rick Burnham, 29, and passenger, Jeremy Daugherty, 31, both of Chapel Hill, were less seriously injured.

Burnham suffered a broken leg and was taken to Bedford County Medical Center by ambulance, Hunter said. Daugherty was taken to Williamson Medical Center in Franklin by private vehicle for treatment of minor injuries.

Lozada was an employee of Genesco in Chapel Hill and the Bell Buckle Cafe. Burnham and Daugherty were en route to their jobs at the Nissan engine plant in Decherd, Hunter said.