Truck and boat roll into Orchard Lake

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — Emergency crews were called this morning to help with a truck that apparently rolled into Crab Orchard Lake, with a boat still attached to its hitch.

According to 51-year-old Bill Pickering, of Christopher, he had left his truck and didn’t put it in park as he was getting ready to put his boat in the water.

Pickering was struck by the truck as it rolled backwards into the water. He refused treatment at the scene for his injuries. The truck was removed from the water and towed away.

A dive team and an ambulance were dispatched to the area around 6:30 a.m. The dive team assisted in recovering the truck and boat from the water.