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THE DEADLY ROADS: Pickup truck driver Kevin Marlin was killed in a fiery head-on crash after his Ford F-150 crashed into an oil tanker head-on in Maury County, TN

 Pickup truck driver Kevin Marlin was killed in a fiery head-on crash
 Pickup truck driver Kevin Marlin was killed in a fiery head-on crash; here with his dad

MAY 16, 2017

COLUMBIA, Tenn. - At least one person was killed in a fiery crash in Maury County involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck.

The incident happened Tuesday along Hampshire Pike near the Maury-Lewis county line.

Specific details of the crash were not known, but Tennessee Highway Patrol officials confirmed one person was killed.

Emergency crews arrived on the scene to find the tractor-trailer engulfed in flames. It's not clear what the truck was hauling.

A number of fire trucks and ambulances were called to the scene, closing a portion of the road.


MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man from Hohenwald, TN (
Kevin Marlin) died Tuesday after he crashed into an oil tanker head on in Maury County.

The accident happened at 10:30 a.m. on Highway 412, not far from the Lewis County line.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the tanker, driven by 61-year-old William Stoklasa, was heading east when a Ford F150 crossed the center line and hit it head-on.

Both vehicles were thrown off the road and the truck caught fire and burned, the THP says.

The driver of the truck, identified as 40-year-old Kevin Marlin, died at the scene.

Stoklasa suffered minor injuries and was taken to Maury Regional Hospital for treatment.

No charges were filed. The investigation is ongoing.


A multi-vehicle accident on State Route 412 East in Maury County, near the Lewis County line, blocked the roadway for 17 hours after a tanker and pickup collided and caught fire. The accident occurred Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at approximately 10:45 a.m. about one-quarter mile west of McClanahan Road.

The driver of the tanker was transported to Maury Regional Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Reportedly, the tanker was hauling hot oil. Local officials stated the pick up truck apparently crossed the center line into the pathway of the east bound eighteen-wheel tanker.

A tractor trailer hauling a tanker of oil overturned in an attempt to avoid collision with a pick up truck. Both vehicle caught fire in Maury County, Tennessee, near the Lewis County line. Photo Hulon O. Dunn, Lewis County Herald

The driver of the pickup, Kevin Marlin, age 40, of Lewis County, was pronounced dead at the scene.

TDOT officials stated clean up of the roadway continued through the night and one lane of traffic opened at approximately 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.