Man dies in accident when trailer detaches from SUVKatie Shands Updated: 8/23/2009 1:13:39 PM Posted: 8/23/2009 1:11:04 PM
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, Wade P. Shindlebower, Jr., 45, of Bellbrook,
When the vehicle reached a steep hill, the trailer began to sway out of control. It then separated from the SUV, causing the vehicle to flip. The SUV turned three times before stopping in the median.
According to the report, he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Troopers said they believe safety restraints would have made a difference.
Two other passengers, Robert M. Grounds, 46, of Springboro, Ohio and Roy D. Deal, 46, of Edinburgh, Indiana were both injured. They were both wearing seatbelts.
Authorities said drugs and alcohol weren't a factor.