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Head-on collision kills Tellico Plains man

1:47 AM, Jan 27, 2013   |    comments
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One man is dead following an accident in Tellico Plains Saturday night shortly before 6:30.

James R. Cheek, 36, of Tellico Plains was driving eastbound on Fairview Road in Monroe County, when his Toyota Camry traveled into the other lane. William A. Roach, 61, of Tellico Plains was driving in the opposite direction. The Camry collided head-on with Ford F-250.

The pick-up truck's driver William A. Roach said he attempted to avoid the car, but the Camry continued to drift into his lane.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said Cheek was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Authorities did not issue any charges or citations.

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