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UPDATE3: Father Killed, Son Injured in Homecoming Wreck PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Saturday, 09 October 2010 12:38

The 5-year old injured Saturday in the wreck that claimed his father has been released from Johnson City Medical Center.  Ayden Bryce Redman was picked up by his mother

and other family during the weekend after treatment for injuries sustained in late morning wreck just east of Boone.  His father, 29-year old William Carlisle Redman of West Jefferson, was found dead in the car, Ayden still in his child restraint seat behind his father.  The State Patrol spent much of Saturday afternoon and Sunday trying to determine what caused a father’s vehicle to cross from south-bound 421, through the median, across both north-bound lanes, then slam squarely into the guardrail, the impact flipping the vehicle.  Witnesses told State Trooper Kirk Suttle that the vehicle slammed into the guardrail and rolled over onto its top before landing 70 feet down the steep embankment, coming to rest on its top. Eventually, a wrecker had to pull the vehicle up the steep embankment in order to retrieve the body.  Trooper Suttle said Sunday it may take an autopsy to determine whether the Phillips Gap man had some sort of attack or health issue that might have caused the wreck, and he marveled that the vehicle struck no other, in spite of the extremely heavy inbound traffic for the ASU homecoming game.  His initial report indicated that airbags did not deploy and that Redmond was wearing his seat belt and the child was properly restrained in his child seat.





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