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UPDATE NAMES RELEASED
UPDATE: Saturday/11/25/ The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now releasing the names of the victims in the crash. According to the THP, Justin Webb, 29, of Hendersonville, driving the Kia FSX, died in the crash and Bettye Pedigo, 75, of Cottontown, driving a Chevy TrailBlazer was seriously injured.
The THP is not releasing the name of the second fatality but did indicate that he was a 9-year-old boy from White House riding in the Kia FSX with Justin Webb. According to Trooper Tyler Oliphant with the THP, both were wearing safety belts.
The driver of the third vehicle, Elbert Pedigo, 69, Of Cottontown, driving a Ford F350, was not injured.
The THP is in the early phase of the investigation and has released the mechanics of the crash but not the initial trigger.
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.
UPDATE: Friday evening: The Tennessee Highway Patrol is releasing that a second person has died from injuries they sustained in the crash. The identity of the second fatality and the third victim injured in the crash has not been released.
The T.H.P. also released that there were three vehicles involved in the crash and the investigation is still ongoing.
CROSS PLAINS TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Smokey Barn News has confirmed with officials that two lives have been lost in a fatal crash on Highway 25 near Bonnie Ln. in Cross Plains. MAP
Officials said another person was lifefighted but information on their condition was not immediately available.
The crash involved three vehicles in a head-on type collision that occurred after 4 pm, according to officials.
According to officials at the scene, one of the vehicles was occupied by one adult and one child. The adult did not survive the crash and the child, a boy, 8 to 10 years old was lifeflighted to Vanderbilt Medical center in Nashville in critical condition. The driver of the other vehicle, a 75-year-old female, was taken via ground to Vanderbilt Medical Center in critical condition.
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.
The Cross Plains Fire Department, Cross Plains Police, Orlinda Fire, Robertson County EMS and Robertson County EMA, as well as the Tennessee Highway Patrol, are currently at the scene. No word on a cause of the crash at this time.
Highway 25 was closed until 7 PM.
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