Bryan D. Irons, of Guys, Tenn., was the person who died in the wreck. He would have been a junior at Adamsville this fall after going to elementary school at Michie.
Irons was driving a 2005 Kawaski ATV that failed to yield to a 1999 Ford F150 truck driven by James A. Thompson, 26, of Guys, Tenn., that was southbound on Sticine Road in Guys. Irons’ four-wheeler pulled into the path of Thompson’s truck causing the accident that happened at 2:55 p.m. on Saturday.
Thompson and his passenger, Amanda L. Barber, 23, of Selmer, Tenn. were both injured in the wreck with undisclosed injuries in the accident report filed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. A 4-year-old child in the truck was properly restrained and was uninjured. Thompson and Barber both had on their seatbelts.
Irons was not wearing a helmet, but the THP officer did not think it would have changed the outcome of this accident. A juvenile was on the four-wheeler with Irons and was injured. The Michie School student is now listed in stable condition at The Med in Memphis.
“Bryan and I were real close,” said Nathaniel Root, head boys basketball coach/teacher at AHS. “He would light up a room and always had a smile on his face. If you were having a bad day, he would find a way to make it better. It is a tragedy we have lost him.”
Trooper Michael Richardson is the investigating officer for the THP. He stated in the report there would be no charges filed in the wreck, but an additional report will be released later.