Last updated: April 03. 2014 2:00PM - 4223 Views

Photo from FacebookThis photo of Andrew Davidson was being circulated on social media Wednesday after his death in a crash.
Photo from FacebookThis photo of Andrew Davidson was being circulated on social media Wednesday after his death in a crash.
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Funeral arrangements have been announced for a local young man who died in a wreck Wednesday.


Andrew Davidson, 18, of New Tazewell, was a local firefighter and officer with area law enforcement agencies.


According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) report, Davidson, was killed as the result of a crash at 6144 State Hwy. 33 in Union County. The report states that Davidson, who was on a motorcycle, traveled around a curve and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. His motorcycle collided with a tractor-trailer head-on around 2:30 a.m., the report states.


Davidson was serving as a corrections officer for the Grainger County Sheriff’s Department and was training to be a reserve officer with Union County Sheriff’s Department.


He was a volunteer firefighter with the Tazewell-New Tazewell Fire Department, where his father is chief.


Davidson was a senior at Claiborne High School.


The family will receive friends April 5 from 4 until 8 p.m. in the Claiborne High School auditorium. A celebration of life will be conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. in the CHS auditorium. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be members of the Tazewell-New Tazewell Fire Department. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the Grainger and Union County Sheriff’s Department and New Tazewell Police Department.


Davidson was wearing a helmet. The report states that speed was a factor in the accident.


No charges have been filed at this time. The wreck is still being investigated by THP.

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