CROSS PLAINS TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Back on November 11th, two people lost their lives in a deadly head-on crash in Cross Plains. According to the THP, a 9-year-old boy from White House and Justin Webb, 29, of Hendersonville, in the Kia FSX, died in the crash and Bettye Pedigo, 75, of Cottontown, driving a Chevy TrailBlazer was seriously injured.
Now, according to her family, Bettye Pedigo has also died.
The driver of a third vehicle in the crash, Elbert Wayne Pedigo, 69, Of Cottontown (and Bettye’s husband) driving a Ford F350, was not injured, according to the THP.
The THP has yet to officially release the cause of the crash but did release the mechanics.
According to the THP preliminarily, the Kia FSX was traveling westbound on state highway 25 when it crossed over into the eastbound lanes and struck the Chevy TrailBlazer head-on in the eastbound lanes. The Ford then struck one of the vehicles from the back. The Kia FSX came to rest facing eastbound in the eastbound lanes. The Chevy came to rest facing eastbound in the westbound lanes. The Ford came to rest facing northbound on the north edge of state highway 25 in a yard.
According to Cross Plains Fire Chief Tommy Jackson, one of the vehicles caught fire after the crash and several good Samaritans pulled the victims from the burning vehicle.
After the crash, Bettye Pedigo was transported via ground to Vanderbilt Medical center in Nashville in critical condition.
The Cross Plains Fire Department, Cross Plains Police, Orlinda Fire, Robertson County EMS and Robertson County EMA, as well as the Tennessee Highway Patrol all responded to the call.
Dorothy Freeman, Bettye Pedigo’s sister-in-law, reached out to Smokey Barn News Tuesday afternoon with the news that Bettye had passed away on Thursday. Freeman said Bettye and her husband Wayne were on their way home after having some work done on one of their vehicles, Wayne was following behind Bettye. Wayne survived the crash with no reported injuries.
“We just couldn’t believe it,” Freeman said. “I had just spoken to her about two days before. Hard to believe she was gone that quick.”
We asked Dorothy to tell us a little about Bettye:
“She was a fun person to be around, she was my favorite. Bettye was raised in Greenbrier, she was married to her husband Wayne and had four children. She worked at MR Stokes Co in Hendersonville for many years. Bettye liked and horses and I think she graduated from Greenbrier Highschool in 1962. She will be missed by anyone that knew her for sure.”