Sarah Scarbrough Of Springfield Dies In Fatal Crash Sunday
BARREN PLAINS: (Smokey Barn News) – Sarah “Angel” Scarbrough, 22, of Springfield lost her life in a motor vehicle accident Sunday morning on Hwy 431 North in the Barren Plains area.
The accident occurred between Ashburn Rd. and Oak Grove Baptist Church on 431 N. around 3:30 a.m. Sunday Morning. (Location of wreck)
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is leading the investigation. According to the THP, Scarbrough was traveling North in her 1997 Honda Accord on 431 N. when she failed to navigate a curve and lost control of the vehicle.
The investigating Trooper indicated that after losing control, Scarbrough’s vehicle crossed the center line, left the roadway and hit a row of trees. Her vehicle continued down an embankment and impacted a rock bluff in a dry creek bed. Scarbrough was not wearing her safety belt. The investigating Trooper also indicated that safety restraints could have made a difference.
The THP has requested a toxicology report, which is standard procedure in a fatal accident, but made no indication that drugs or alcohol were factors.
North Robertson Fire and Rescue responded to the call. Fire Chief Chad Gregory with North Robertson Fire and Rescue talked with Smokey Barn News about the crash.
“She ran off the road and ended up in a wet weather creek bed about 40 feet below the roadway,” Gregory said.
After looking over the scene, Gregory was considering the possibility that Scarbrough might have had some type of medical emergency. “There’s always the possibility that she had some type of event (meaning medical situation or emergency) that led to the crash,” Gregory said.
Scarbrough was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gregory said the neighbors across the street heard the impact. “They were outside on the back porch and heard the impact and proceeded to try and find the vehicle. It took them a while to actually figure out where it went,” Gregory said.
If the neighbors hadn’t heard the crash, the vehicle may not have been located until daylight or later, Gregory said.
North Robertson Fire and Rescue, Robertson County EMS and the THP all responded to the scene.
According to her on-lone obituary, Sarah was a graduate of Springfield High School (Class of 2013) a member of Cross Point Church in Nashville and very involved with Narcotics Anonymous.
A Life Celebration Service honoring Angel will be held on Friday, May 13th at 10:00 A.M. from the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, May 12th from 4-8 P.M. and on Friday for one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cross Point Church in Nashville. MORE
The thoughts and prayers of the staff at Smokey Barn News are with the Scarbrough family as they face this sudden loss.