A memorial service will be held this Saturday for a McMinnville man who has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash near Sparta.
Brandon Reno, 34, succumbed to his wreck injuries Tuesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He had been airlifted to the facility and had remained in intensive care following a crash on Presidents Day on Feb. 17.
Reno was ejected from his pickup as he was traveling on Highway 111. Reno had passed Sparta and was on his way to Cookeville when the accident took place around 1:30 p.m.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Reno was traveling north in a 1998 Nissan Frontier pickup on the four-lane highway. That’s when a 1995 Toyota Corolla driven by Sparta resident Glen Winton, 83, pulled into his path.
Winton was on Valley View Road attempting to cross the four-lane when he pulled into Reno’s path. The vehicles had a T-impact collision with the Reno pickup flipping several times.
The Highway Patrol says Reno was ejected from the pickup which caused his grave injuries. An 8-year-old passenger in his pickup was properly restrained with a seatbelt and did not suffer serious injuries.
Winton is not believed to have suffered serious injuries. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol reports, no citations were issued from the crash.
Mr. Reno is survived by two sons and was active in local youth sports as a coach. High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.