Child Killed in Rear-End Crash on U.S. 51 in Dyer County, Tennessee
DYER COUNTY, TN. – According to a news report posted online at wbbjtv.com, a child was killed in a rear-end vehicle crash that took place on U.S. Highway 51 in Dyer County, Tennessee. Authorities have not released full detailed information about the accident at this time and have not identified the people involved.*
The accident occurred in the late afternoon near the area of Dyersburg, Tennessee. Troopers with Tennessee Highway Patrol state that a vehicle was traveling on U.S. 51 at approximately 4:45 p.m. that day and slowed down to attempt a left turn at the intersection with Perry Drive.
Troopers say a vehicle that was traveling behind the first vehicle then failed to slow down, and the two vehicles collided in a rear-end crash. The news report does not state the makes or models of the two vehicles. The impact of the crash forced the first vehicle forward about 40 yards before it came to a rest.
WBBJ reports that a 12-year-old child who had been riding in the first vehicle was killed in the crash. A 34-year-old male driver and a 2-year-old female passenger were also in this vehicle, according to WBBJ, but the report does not say whether they were injured. It is also not clear whether anyone in the second vehicle was injured. No names have been released.
Tennessee Highway Patrol is handling the investigation of the crash, and Troopers have not yet released information about the potential factors involved in the accident. It is unclear if charges will be filed in the case.
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