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Newborn, Young Couple Killed in Houston County Car Accident

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Tragically, on October 12, a young couple and their 11-day-old child were killed in a head-on car accident in Houston County.

According to WKRN-TV, the crash happened at around 5:15 p.m. on Highway 13, near the Houston and Humphreys’ county line. The crash killed a 19-year-old woman, a 20-year-old man and their infant.

The news outlet reported that the driver of a pickup truck crossed the double yellow lines and hit their sedan head-on.

The infant was reportedly in a car seat when the crash occurred and the father of the child was wearing a seatbelt. The mother was allegedly not wearing a seatbelt, although investigators said “restraints would not have made a difference” in her living because the crash was so violent, according to WKRN.

The truck allegedly flipped over during the crash and its driver had to be transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. The accident remains under investigation.

The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reported last week that the truck driver had been involved in a similar head-on accident in Indiana several years ago, which resulted in the death of a passenger in his vehicle.


Sadly, as this case shows, head-on crashes are often incredibly violent and can result in death. These types of crashes can occur for a number of reasons including drunk driving, distracted drivers, medical emergencies and auto part failure.

If your loved one has been killed in a head-on crash, talk to our Nashville injury lawyer about holding the negligent party that caused the accident liable. While the money you may be able to obtain through a wrongful death lawsuit will not bring your loved one back, it can help you pay for costs associated with his or her burial and loss of income.

Talk to our Nashville injury attorney today about your legal rights, if a negligent driver has hurt you or killed your loved one. You can reach him by clicking on the live chat option on this page or by calling (615) 866-3938.

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