Teen Girl Killed In Crash Identified, Services Announced
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – It’s been twelve days since a deadly crash on Owens Chapel Rd near Springfield claimed the life of a local teenager. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is still investigating so little is known about the cause of the crash, however, the agency is now releasing the name of the teen.
According to the THP, 19-year-old Hayleigh Mason died in the violent crash that nearly tore the vehicle in two. Pending the outcome of the THP’s investigation, all we know at the moment is observational, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree with enough force to leave the vehicle nearly unrecognizable.
According to officials, there were two occupants in the vehicle, 19-year-old Hayleigh Mason, she was pronounced deceased at the scene, and an unidentified 18-year-old male. He was transported to Skyline Medical Center In Nashville in Critical condition. According to the investigating trooper, any additional information will come from the DA’s office.
Owens Chapel Rd was closed for several hours while the Tennessee Highway Patrol, with the assistance of first responders, conducted their investigation during a thunderstorm.
Hayleigh will be laid to rest this Saturday, exactly two weeks after the accident. Service information has been added below. Hayleigh’s parents, Tony and Tina Mason are heartbroken over the loss of their daughter and they want the community to know how special she was.
“Even though she was taken from us before her time, she lived her life to the fullest every day. Hayleigh had the biggest, most beautiful smile and an infectious laugh. She shined so brightly that anyone who was lucky enough to meet her was better off for it. Hayleigh loved photography, music, and spending time with her family, pets, and friends. She had recently discovered that she had a love for off-roading.
“Hayleigh was a high school graduate of Robertson county schools in Springfield, TN, and had just earned her Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from South College. She had planned on taking the summer off before going back to school in the fall to get her Bachelor’s in Psychology to help at-risk youth and foster children.”
Services will be held at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home, 703 Capital Ave. SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Viewing is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd from 4-7 pm and Services will be Saturday, June 4th at 11:00 am. Graveside service following at Memorial Park Cemetery, 2435 W Territorial Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015.
Hayleigh’s service will be streamed LIVE online for anyone who will not be able to make it in person. A Facebook remembrance group was also created for Hayleigh and her friends have set up a roadside memorial at the site of the crash. Hayleigh’s online obituary can be viewed HERE.
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