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Tennessee Highway Patrol Seeks Public Assistance in Fatal Hit & Run

Thursday, September 05, 2013 | 06:19am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in locating a vehicle and driver that may be connected to a fatal hit-and-run crash in Benton County. The crash occurred on Interstate 40 westbound at mile marker 128 during the early morning hours on Thursday.

The crash occurred at approximately 1:10 a.m. this morning.  Carol Ann Williamson, 56, of Huntington, W. Va., was driving a 2003 Pontiac Vibe westbound on Interstate 40 when an unknown vehicle hit her from the rear. The impact caused the vehicle to spin off the roadway, strike a culvert and overturn several times.  The at-fault vehicle did not stop.

Ms. Williamson was injured and transported to a local hospital. Her passenger, Alice Williamson, 83, of Huntington, W. Va., was killed in the crash.

The THP’s preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect vehicle may have been a tractor trailer.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information about the wreck is urged to contact the Tennessee Highway Patrol Jackson District Office at 731-423-6635 or dial *THP (*847) on a mobile device.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure that our state is a safe, secure place in which to live, work and travel; enforce the law with integrity; and provide customer-focused services professionally and efficiently.

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