Adams Crash Takes One Life Saturday (UPDATED) Names Released

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Adams Crash Takes One Life Saturday (UPDATED) Names Released

ADAMS TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is releasing more information on a fatal wreck that occurred in Adams on Saturday Afternoon.

The accident took the life of one and sent the other to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. We have learned that both occupants are from Springfield TN.

The accident occurred on Kinneys Rd/256 and Mud Cat Rd. The call came in to 911 at 4:42 p.m. (Location of accident)

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol has notified family members and they are now releasing the names of the occupants.  Jeffrey Gragg, 27, of Springfield (the driver) was Lifelighted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Critical condition and, his passenger, Deandrea Barbie, 31, also from Springfield, was pronounced dead at the scene.

We had a single vehicle wreck, multiple rollover, the driver was extracted from the vehicle by the fire department and air lifted to Vanderbilt with critical injuries. The female passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was transported to the forensic center in Nashville for an autopsy,” according to Robertson County EMS Assistant Director Russell Gupton.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released their preliminary report on the accident to Smokey Barn News; below are the results of that report.

According to the THP, the vehicle ( a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche) was traveling south on Kinneys Rd/256 in Adams when the driver lost control causing the vehicle to spin in a yaw skid. The vehicle then skidded off the roadway to the right and rolled over an undetermined number of times.

The vehicle came to rest  approximately 200 feet off the roadway in a farm field. “The passenger of the vehicle was ejected 50 feet from the vehicle,” according to the THP report. The report also indicated that Barbie was not wearing her safety belt, however Gragg was.

According to the report, criminal charges are pending for Gragg and a drug toxicology test has been requested.

Jeffrey Gragg is the son of Springfield Alderman Jeff Gragg. Smokey Barn news spoke to Jeffrey Gragg’s mother Kim Gragg Sunday afternoon. “We’re praying for Deandrea’s family, we’re sorry for the loss too because we truly loved Dee. She was part of our family.”

Gragg is currently at Vanderbilt Medical Center in critical condition.

Obituary for DeAndrea Renee Barbee

Our beloved Deandrea Renee Barbee, was born November 6th 1985 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late David and Doris (Chatmon) Barbee. She grew up in a Christian environment. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. She received her education from Springfield High School, the Class of 2002.

She received her Associate Degree in Sociology from Nashville Tech in 2007 and her Bachelor Degree in Psychology in 2012 from Tennessee State University. Deandrea was a three year employee of Macy’s Federated Logistics in Portland, TN and was loved by her department which was the Prep Area.

She leaves to cherish her memory a loving brother, Dietrich Barbee; one nephew, Braylon Barbee, both of Springfield, TN; two uncles, Stanley (Maudie) Chatmon and Lanny Chatmon, all of Portland, TN; three aunts, Shydrika Batey of Nashville, TN, DeAndrea Renee BarbeeLoretta Stanton and Addie Mae (P.J.) Gardner, all of Springfield, TN; one grandparent, Rosie Chatmon of Portland, TN; three great aunts, Queenie Jones, Sarah Johnson, both of Portland, TN; and Marie Scharklet of Cross Plains, TN; one great uncle, Bill (Anna) Chatmon; and very devoted friend, RaCarol Woodard. She enjoyed making everyone smile just by being around her.

Deandrea loved her family and friends. She especially loved the man with whom she shared so many good times, Jeffery Gragg.

Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 15th at the Robertson County Funeral Home with Funeral services beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Portland, TN. Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of DeAndrea Renee Barbee please visit the Robertson County Funeral Home’s Sympathy Store.

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