Tuesday 28th March 2023

Hwy. 641N Now Reopened Following Collision


Paris, Tenn.–Henry County Sheriff Josh Frey has announced that Hwy. 641N is now open.

The highway has been closed most of the day following a serious accident Friday morning. A collision between a semi and a logging truck carrying a full load of logs near Puryear blocked the highway both ways.

Traffic was routed around the wreck onto Foundry Hill Rd. One of the vehicle occupants was trapped for a considerable amount of time and a helicopter was called to transport him to an area hospital. A Level 1 trauma was declared.

The wreck is under investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

We will publish an update on the accident when the THP releases the report.

Photo: Law enforcement directing traffic in Puryear Friday morning. Shannon McFarlin photo.