The preliminary investigation revealed that Rickey Piper, 55, of Big Rock, Tenn., was operating a 1993 Ford F-150 pickup truck westbound on Union Ridge Road. As he rounded a curve, his vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a tree.
Piper was transported via ambulance to Baptist Health Madisonville for treatment. He was wearing a seatbelt. There were no passengers involved.
Trooper Jerrod Hearld investigated the collision.The Beechmont Volunteer Fire Department and Muhlenberg County EMS assisted at the scene.
Information provided by Trooper Stu Recke
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