According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Howard was west bound on Highway 262 in Jackson County. He was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed while negotiating a curve. The driver reportedly lost control of the 1996 Pontiac 4-door and traveled off the east bound side of the road. The vehicle then overturned over a large embankment ejecting the driver. The car then hit several small trees and large rocks. The vehicle came to final rest 250 feet from the road.
According to the report from THP Lt. Randy Maynard, the driver was not wearing a seat belt and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.
Lt. Maynard was assisted by Trooper Ed Crouch.
Jamie was born in Glasgow, Kentucky June 6, 1978. He was a truck driver.
Jamie is survived by his father, Charles Howard of Lafayette, stepmother Kathy Howard of Lafayette, mother Brenda Clarkson Melton of Celina, stepfather Jr. Melton of Celina, three brothers, Charlie Howard and Chris Howard of Lafayette, Sean Melton of Celina, and two sisters Jessica Gillihan of Gamaliel and Latise Melton of Celina.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 8, at Yokley-Trible Funeral Home with Brother Dean Sircy officiating. Burial in the Rocky Hill Cemetery.