Police in Tennessee are searching for the driver of a tractor-trailer driver who reportedly struck and killed another trucker at a truck stop near Interstate 81.
White Pine Police posted this to its Facebook page:
On January 12, 2024, at approximately 6:32 p.m., a truck driver identified as Gary M. Clark, age 64, of Prattville, Alabama, was found deceased in the parking lot of Pilot Travel Center. He parked his tractor-trailer in the trucking parking lot in the rear of Pilot Travel Center located on Roy Messer Hwy. He exited his truck and was walking toward the travel center near the fuel island when another tractor-trailer, running him over, was traveling through the parking lot and struck Mr. Clark. The truck driver parked his truck at the fuel island and went into the store for approximately twenty minutes. When he made it out to his truck, he was notified by other drivers that he may have possibly run over Mr. Clark. He got back into his truck and drove out of the parking lot. This is an active investigation, and we are working on several leads to identify the driver. Please keep Mr. Clark's family and his company in your prayers.
White Pine is located about 40 miles northeast of Knoxville.