Smokey Barn News
Friday June 13, 2014
White House, Robertson County, Tenn.
Christopher Jones (17) Identified In Thursday’s I65 Fatal Crash
Authorities have released the name of the victim who died in Thursday’s horrific Interstate 65 Wreck in White House.
The victim has been identified as, Christopher D. Jones of Westmoreland Tennessee. He was a passenger in the Ford Taurus traveling North on I65 that came across the median to strike another car heading south head-on. Christopher died at the scene, according to a report obtained by Smokey Barn News from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
18-year-old Ethan Jones (Christopher’s brother) was driving the Ford Taurus when the vehicle (heading North) crossed the wide grassy median and hit the Kia Sorento (heading south) head-on. A Jeep Grand Cherokee coming up from behind ended up with one of the vehicles on its hood for a moment, according to Barbara Garrett of Goodlettsville who was driving the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Barbara’s husband Bobby Garrett (73) is listed in critical but stable condition. Barbara was able to walk away from the accident but still went to Vanderbilt to be checked out. See video report at the scene below. Ethan Jones is currently in critical but stable condition.
According to the THP a total of six people were injured in the wreck. John Haley (54) of Belleville IL (passenger in the Kia Sorento) was listed in stable condition. Phillip Waclawik (54) of Lafayette IN (passenger in the Kia Sorento) was treated and released. Edward Wahl (54) of Shepherdsville KY (Driver of the Kia Sorento) was listed in stable condition.
Sgt. Bill Miller with the THP said the cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Though testing for drugs or alcohol have been requested (standard protocol in a fatal crash), the THP doesn’t at the moment believe they were a factor.
Smokey would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Christopher Jones.
Deadly Accident Shuts Down I-65 South around 2pm Thursday afternoon
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