UPDATE: Driver in fatal Bradley County crash was star Ole Miss football player
BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -
UPDATE: The man killed in fatal crash on Wednesday on interstate 75 was apparently a former Ole Miss football standout.
Condolences to Willie Goodloe, the man who lost his life in a fatal crash in Bradley County, were posted on an Ole Miss fans Facebook page.
Goodloe went on to earn first-team All-SEC honors as a kick returner in 1985. He started at tailback for the Rebels in 1986, and finished with 526 yards rushing. He finished his career with 926 career rushing yards and 2,617 all-purpose yards.
An excellent student, Goodloe received his degree from Ole Miss in finance and math. He had lived in Knoxville for the past 18 years, where he worked as a project control engineer for Stantec, a consulting firm.
Goodloe was a standout running back at Colbert County High, near Florence, AL from 1980-83. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Reginald, who played from 1977-79.
Goodloe is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a seat belt might have saved Willie Goodloe, Jr.
The 49-year-old man from Knoxville was killed in an early morning crash Wednesday near exit 27 in Bradley County.
Goodloe was not wearing a seatbelt when his Toyota Tundra pickup truck veered off I-75 northbound and struck the guardrail in the median.
The truck began rolling and the driver was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the preliminary report, troopers believe alcohol was involved.
Goodloe's family has been notified.
PREVIOUS STORY: One person is dead after a crash on I-75 near exit 27 in Bradley County.
Deputies confirm one man died on the scene around 12:30 a.m. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is reconstructing the crash as part of their investigation.
The man's name will be released pending notification of family.
Sunday, August 20 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-08-21 02:42:12 GMT
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