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Longtime Putnam Co. Educator Killed In Friday Night Accident

A longtime Putnam County educator and coach has died after being struck by a vehicle while standing next to his mailbox Friday night.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 84-year-old Frank Medley was struck by a Chevy S10 pickup on Buffalo Valley road near the intersection of Deer Creek Road.

The driver of the pickup, 53-year-old Ricky Lewis, was charged with a light violation for having only one working head light.

Medley taught and coached at Upperman High School for 33-years. He also served as principal from 1986 to 1995.

 

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