A fatal crash in Manchester kills a local man

An accident in Manchester on Tuesday left one man dead.

The fatal one-vehicle crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to officials with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department.

James Marshall Bradford, 64, of Manchester, was driving 2007 Toyota SUV on Oak Hill Road.

It appears that Bradford was traveling eastbound on Oak Hill Road, veered off the right side and then overcorrected, according to the sheriff’s department. The vehicle then went off the road into a ditch, hitting a tree.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, at Manchester Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Blanton’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation with the family is 4-8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.

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