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Tennessee crash attributed to speeding: 1 dead, 1 critical

A tragic car crash occurred on a recent Saturday night in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The car apparently went airborne from a local roadway and struck a tree. Preliminary evidence suggests that speeding was the primary cause of the accident, though other details of the fatal collision were not immediately available.

The vehicle was discovered at approximately 9 p.m., and reports indicate that the occupants had been trapped inside for quite some time. The 24-year-old driver, a resident of Knoxville, was killed in the crash. A 19-year-old passenger, from Clarksville, was critically injured.

The specific nature and extent of the passenger's serious injuries were not described. He was taken by a medical helicopter to a hospital in Nashville. A news report indicated that the man's medical condition had stabilized, though the injuries were understandably severe.

Law enforcement personnel indicated that speeding was likely a significant factor in the fatal car accident. While further details will necessarily await completion of the official investigation and the resulting report, the victim's family is likely mourning the loss of the driver while praying for the recovery of their loved one.

If the preliminary suspicions of authorities are confirmed, the seriously injured passenger may be able to work with Tennessee personal injury laws to seek recovery of monetary damages sustained. This type of legal action is typically based upon evidence of negligence said to have proximately caused the crash and injuries, and a lawsuit could be filed against the estate of the deceased driver and any separate owner of the car involved.

Source: newschannel5.com, "One Killed, One Injured In Rutherford County Crash," Feb. 17, 2013

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