Southern Tennessee-area car accidents: 4 deaths in 3 days

Some roadways and intersections seem to be more dangerous than others. Whether it’s the way they’re engineered, a lack of visibility or simply the drivers who frequent them, accidents happen and often lead to injury or death for local drivers. There were at least four deaths from car accidents in or close to the southern Tennessee counties of Wayne and Lawrence between June 4 and June 6.

No car accidents in Tennessee are more tragic than those that claim lives. In one such recent event on June 6, a driver and his passenger were pronounced dead after authorities were called to the scene of a one-car crash. Though no official report has yet been made, it is thought that the driver of the car left the roadway and struck a railroad trestle. The other accidents over the reported three-day period in early June took place in southern Tennessee or just over the state line in Alabama.

In many cases of car accidents such as this one, police conduct an investigation into the cause of the crash. The information that is gathered will help police determine what occurred on the Illinois road that led to the death of two men and whether the driver was at fault in causing the tragic collision.

It’s no secret that car accidents can have damaging results that affect many people. This is why it is important for those who have been injured in a crash or those who have lost loved ones in a crash to know that they have legal options. If a crash is caused by someone else negligence, that person can be held accountable.

Source:, “Two killed in crash near state line,” Tom Smith, June 8, 2012




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