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Man killed in Surgoinsville crash

Staff report • Jun 19, 2019 at 11:32 AM

SURGOINSVILLE — A single-vehicle wreck early Wednesday morning killed a Hawkins County man.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the incident occurred at about 1:20 a.m. in Surgoinsville. As a 2000 Ford F-150 was traveling south on Main Street, the driver lost control and exited the left side of the roadway.

Near the intersection with Highland Avenue, the truck struck a culvert, then the driver’s side hit a tree. The lone occupant, James S. Lawson, 59, Surgoinsville, was killed in the incident. He reportedly was wearing a seatbelt.

An investigation of the crash is continuing.

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