According to WTVF-TV, a Hickman County teenager was killed on March 15 in a single car accident on Interstate 40 in Cheatham County.
The station reported that the crash occurred just before 2 p.m., at mile marker 191. The Tennessee Department of Transportation identified the victim as 18-year-old Gary Russell of Nunnelly, Tenn.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol said that Russell was travelling westbound when he swerved off the road and struck a cliff for unknown reasons.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing. An 18-year-old female passenger in the vehicle also sustained injuries. The extent of her injuries is unknown.
WTVF reported that I-40 was closed for nearly two hours while officials cleared the scene of the accident.
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It is unfortunate when anyone dies in a vehicle accident, especially a teenager. Single-vehicle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, including distracted driving, a fatigued driver and/or aggressive driving.
It is also possible for an accident to occur because of car or truck defects, including defective parts or maintenance problems. Aside from death, injuries including spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries resulting from vehicle accidents are often debilitating and can require expensive physical therapy and rehabilitation.
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