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Head-On Crash Kills Two People in Dickson, Tennessee

February 02, 2019

DICKSON, TN. – As reported online in a news story from, two people were killed in a head-on crash January 19 in Dickson County, Tennessee. The two victims have been identified, but the cause of the accident has yet to be determined. A 13-year-old child was also injured in the wreck.* 

At approximately 5 p.m. on January 19, 35-year-old Ricky Frye, of Dickson, Tennessee, was driving a Nissan Altima north on State Route 46. In the area of Blue Moon Road, Frye reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the centerline of the highway. The Nissan then crashed head-on into a southbound Ford Mustang. 

It is not clear what caused Frye to lose control of his vehicle. Authorities did not list a cause for the accident, nor did they identify any potential contributing factors they were investigating. 

Frye sustained critical injuries and died at the scene of the crash, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol. A 13-year-old passenger in the vehicle with Frye was injured, but it is not clear whether he or she required medical transport to a hospital. The passenger has not been identified, and his or her current medical condition is not known.

The driver of the Ford also suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Tennessee Highway Patrol released the identity of this driver and stated he was 41-year-old Charles Gooch, of Lyles, Tennessee. 

The circumstances of the crash are still under investigation. Tennessee Highway Patrol is handling the case, and Troopers have not reported further information at this time. 

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