Man dies in crash as he flees trooper

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Murfreesboro man has been killed when his car flipped as he tried to elude a state trooper chasing him.

Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Mike Browning told The Tennessean that 51-year-old Thomas William Anderson ran off Interstate 24 on Nashville's northwest side and overturned Monday.

Browning said trooper Shawn Boyd began pursuing Anderson 40 miles south of the crash site when Anderson's car was clocked at 98 miles per hour in Rutherford County.

Browning said Anderson's car ran into the back of another vehicle near downtown Nashville, but kept going.

Anderson was thrown from his vehicle as it overturned later.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by A real thinker Location: Knoxville on Feb 17, 2009 at 01:07 PM
    Was it actually necessary for this man to run from a State Trooper only doing his job? If this man was a law abiding asset to society the answer is NO.
  • by DaBum Location: Knoxville on Feb 17, 2009 at 09:09 AM
    Was it actually necessary for the trooper to pursue this man as he did. Why were tire spikes not deployed, or perhaps a road block. Then again if Anderson was doing 98mph chances are he was detined to die any way at his own hands. What an IDIOT!

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