Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

The sheriff’s department regrets to confirm that one person has died as result of a July 31, 2016 wreck, which occurred at the intersection of Hwy 204 and US Hwy 25.

The sheriff’s department continued contact with University of Tennessee Medical Center and received notice around 6:30 p.m. August 4 that Russell Mays, born in 1982, of East Bernstadt, succumbed to injuries sustained during the wreck.

Seven people were injured in the wreck. Russell Mays was one of three people airlifted to the UT Medical Center for treatment.

Deputy Jonas Saunders is continuing the investigation.