Arrest Made in 2019 Crash That Seriously Injured Four


       The man allegedly responsible for a horrific head-on collision that occurred on July 2nd, 2019, was taken into custody and booked into the Wayne County Jail on Saturday, March 7th, 2020.

       The report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol stated that on Monday, July 2nd, 2019,  Roger West, age 52, of Waynesboro was traveling northbound on Highway 13 North (near the Sunny Acres subdivision) in a Dodge 2500 truck when he crossed over into the southbound lane and struck the GMC Yukon driven by Paige Jackson, age 46, also of Waynesboro. Jackson was traveling southbound on Highway 13 with three juvenile passengers.

       Jackson sustained serious injuries in the crash, including fifteen broken ribs, a broken femur, and a broken ankle. She was airlifted to Vanderbilt where she underwent multiple surgeries, and she will most likely have life-long mobility issues due to her injuries.

       Jackson’s three passengers, juveniles aged 14, 7, and 4, also sustained serious injuries in the crash, including several broken bones.

       Following the crash, West was transported to Wayne Medical Center by ambulance for evaluation and treatment, and his blood was drawn for a toxicology screening. Reports from the Tennessee Highway Patrol state that West’s blood tested positive for methamphetamine.

       West was arrested on Saturday, March 7th on four counts of vehicular assault and one count of driving under the influence. He is being held in the Wayne County Jail on $250,000.00 bond.