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Woman Killed in Maury County Car Accident

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WTVF-TV reported that a woman was killed following a head-on collision in Maury County on January 27.

The station reported that the crash occurred around 3 p.m. on Nashville Highway/Highway 31, near Imperial Drive on the north side of Columbia.

A representative with the Columbia Police Department said that 49-year-old Janine Brammer was driving southbound when a northbound car crashed into her car.

According to WTVF, “22-year-old Victoria Shepherd, who was driving northbound, told police she felt her cell phone vibrate in her lap, looked down, and knocked it down into the passenger seat. When she looked up, she said she saw a vehicle stopped in her lane with no brake lights.”

Shepherd reportedly attempted to miss the vehicle, swerved in her lane, went over the median and struck Brammer’s car in the southbound lane, causing it to roll over on its side. Brammer died at the scene of the crash.

Shepherd was issued a traffic citation for failure to exercise due care, although she could face additional charges, pending the completion of the investigation, according to WTVF.


While it is unclear if the woman involved in this accident was texting and driving, in 2013, WBIR-TV reported that Tennessee has the highest percentage of fatalities involving cellphone use in the U.S.

Aside from death, car accidents involving texting and driving can also cause personal injuries like traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and broken bones. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a texting and driving car accident, our Nashville injury lawyer wants to lend you strength. Call (615) 866-3938 to talk with someone who understands what you are going through.

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