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Motorcycle/SUV Crash takes the life of Monteagle Man

A two-vehicle collision took place Saturday afternoon on Hwy 41 in Pelham.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 2018 Nissan Armada driven by 36 year-old Stacy Elam of McMinnville was leaving a stopped position on State Hwy 50 eastbound. Elam made a U-turn on Hwy 41 and failed to see a 1993 Honda motorcycle driven by 63 year-old Bryan Schaerer of Monteagle who was traveling northbound. Impact was made in the South bound lane of Hwy 41. The Nissan and motorcycle traveled a short distance into the right turning lane of State Hwy 50. The Honda came to rest against a concrete curve on the edge of the lane. The Armada came to rest on the motorcycle.

Schaerer was killed in the accident and his female passenger Waltraud Spradlin, age 60 also of Monteagle was injured in the crash. Elam nor her 9 year-old passenger were hurt.

THP says charges are pending.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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