A year after near-fatal accident, trooper works to get life back

Tractor-trailer struck his patrol vehicle, causing it to catch fire, after swerving into the median

By J.J. Kindred
The Daily Times

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Sgt. Lowell Russell of the Tennessee Highway Patrol never wanted to be anything else but a state trooper.

A little more than one year after almost losing his life, when a tractor-trailer struck his patrol vehicle and caused it to catch fire on westbound Interstate 40, Russell is still going through a lengthy rehabilitation process. That hasn’t caused him to question his career choices or stopped him from trying to live a quality life.

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