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Truck crash sparks call for safety measures on I-81

October 5th, 2011 6:11 am by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — A heavyduty Peterbilt that slammed into a home off Interstate 81 Thursday was the third such incident of speeding stray vehicles barging into the neighborhood in the past two years, the owner of the damaged home said Tuesd a y.

Green Lake Drive resident Todd Shipley came home to see the Peterbilt — with a trailer full of steel — crashed through his front door and into his living room.

“Obviously, it was rather shocking,” Shipley, a construction supervisor, said of his reaction to the crash.

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