|Second death due to Maryville College crash
By: Katie Allison Granju, Producer WBIR
Last updated: 11/22/2007 6:43:57 PM
second of three men involved in a crash on the Maryville College campus
Monday night has died.
Trey Lefler, 25, lingered in critical condition at UT Medical Center for
three days before succumbing to his injuries.
Maryville College Assistant Coach Cody Bowers died at the scene of the
crash. Bowers was a 2005 graduate of the school and had helped coach the
football team for two years.
Twenty-four-year-old Matt Lambert has improved and is now listed in
good, stable condition at UT Medical Center.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but police have
said excessive speed appears to have been a factor.
The accident report filed by Maryville Police also notes the presence of
alcohol at the scene of the crash.
MC accident victim Lefler dies
By Iva Butler
of The Daily Times Staff
On Thanksgiving Day, a second person involved in a traffic accident late
Monday night on the Maryville College campus died.
Jack Heatherly “Trey” Lefler III, 25, Matlock Bend Road, East in Loudon,
died at University of Tennessee Medical Center Thursday afternoon.
Lefler was a long-time friend of the other person that died in the
wreck, Shawn Jeremiah Cody Bowers, 25, Oak Grove Road, Madisonville, who
was killed immediately when the Toyota Tundra pickup truck he was
driving struck two large, old trees in the College Woods.
The body of Lefler, who was an organ donor, will be taken to McGill
Funeral Home in Loudon.
Lefler had worked for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander for several years. He
had been serving most recently as Sen. Alexander’s state field
epresentative for Alexander’s 2008 election campaign.
Alexander said late Thursday, “Trey Lefler lived a good and cheerful
life, but it was far too short. We will miss him terribly. Our heart
goes out to the Lefler family, as well as the Bowers and Lambert
Matt Lambert, 24, Montvale Road, Maryville, was also injured in the
wreck. His condition has been upgraded to stable at University of
Tennessee Medical Center.
Originally published: November 22. 2007 7:15PM