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Tragic Double-Crash Caused the Closure of Route 53 Earlier this Week

October 27, 2019

CANNON COUNTY, TN – According to an online news report at, State Route 53 Southbound in the area of Woodbury was closed at East High Street as a result of a double-fatal accident that blocked the roadway.*

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the driver, a male, aged 21, and his passenger, a male, aged 21, from Auburntown, Tennessee, both tragically died at the scene of the accident.  A third passenger in the vehicle, a 19-year-old from Cornelia, Georgia, sustained injuries in the crash.

Pursuant to a preliminary report of the accident, the 21-year-old driver of a 2003 Mazda 3 was heading south on Tennessee Highway 53, where for reasons unknown, he crossed the center line and into the path of oncoming traffic. At this time, he slammed head-on into a 2015 Jeep Cherokee that was driven by a 21-year-old female from Readyville, Tennessee. 

The Georgia State Patrol indicates that the 21-year-old male driver and one of his passengers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.  The other passenger was not wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred.  

Following the collision, the Mazda stayed in the right lane of the roadway while the Jeep Cherokee was stopped in the righthand shoulder.

It does not appear that charges will be sought in the crash.  The accident remains under investigation. There are no further details on the accident at this time.

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