Tragedy struck a Wayne County family on Thursday night when a young father was killed, and his 12-year-old son was critically injured in a motor vehicle accident on Pumping Station Road.
THP Trooper Steve Karpati filed a report stating that at 6:11 p.m. on Thursday, December 14th, Justin Lambert, age 35, was traveling east on Pumping Station Road in a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Lambert reportedly failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway, crossed the center line, and exited the roadway. The vehicle sideswiped three standing trees and continued east, striking a fence. The vehicle then struck another standing tree before coming to rest.
Lambert was pronounced deceased at the scene. His 12-year-old son, the only other occupant of the vehicle, was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for treatment of critical injuries. His condition was listed as stable as of press time on Monday.