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Freshman killed in crash

By BRIAN BIGELOW | Assistant News Editor

Taylor Webster, freshman business major, was killed Tuesday, March 22, in a head-on collision. The wreck occurred around noon near the intersection of state Highway 149 and Killebrew Lane in Palmyra.

Webster, 20, was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, and declared dead at the scene.

The driver of the other car, Terrence Jones, 44, was injured and transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by AirEvac helicopter. Jones was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Webster was driving westbound in a 1995 Volkswagen when he crossed into the eastbound lane and collided head-on with Jones’ Ford F-150, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol accident report.

According to the report, “witnesses say possibly drag racing or road rage may have been a factor.” Alcohol and drugs were not listed as factors in the accident, though testing was requested for Webster.

No citations or criminal charges were issued as a result of the wreck. TAS

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