Updated: June 11, 2018

The Giles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an accident that happened Thursday night June 7 about 10:30.

James Johnson, originally from Sparta, but was living in Giles County fell off the bridge near Five Points and died. The Giles County EMS was called to the scene but his injuries were too severe, and he died at the scene.

Two other relatives were with him and that they had stopped to change a flat tire. They told investigators that he lost his balance when his feet slipped on some loose gravel while he was looking over the bridge.

The Giles County Sheriff’s Department investigated the accident.